Virtual Route of the Week: Col du Télégraphe
This week we bring you a shorter climb above French Maurienne valley, starting in St. Michel de Maurinne. Col du Télégraphe is considered the north gateway to the more famous Col du Galibier pass. This week’s route is about 12 kilometers long and features an average grade of about 7%, with the steepest sections boasting an 11% incline. Col du Télégraphe was used in the Tour de France for the first time in 1911. Since Télégraph is a part of the ascent to Galibier, the ascent to Télégraph is often overlooked for KOM points in the Tour. In addition to its Tour de France glory, this ride includes incredible scenery, so keep your eyes open during the final parts of the climb for a tremendous view of the valley.
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