Cormet de Roselend

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Cormet de Roselend
Lac du Roselend.jpg
Lac de Roselend near the pass
Elevation 1,967 m (6,453 ft)
Traversed by D 925
Location Savoie, France
Range Alps
Coordinates 45°41′28″N 06°41′26″E / 45.69111°N 6.69056°E / 45.69111; 6.69056Coordinates: 45°41′28″N 06°41′26″E / 45.69111°N 6.69056°E / 45.69111; 6.69056
Cormet de Roselend is located in Alps
Cormet de Roselend
Cormet de Roselend
Location of Cormet de Roselend

Cormet de Roselend (el. 1967 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France.

It connects Beaufort in the Beaufortain valley and Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley. On the west side of the pass lies the Lac de Roselend, a reservoir that can be reached by the Col de Méraillet or the Col du Pré.

Details of climb[edit]

On the north-western side, starting from Beaufort, the climb is 20.3 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1227 m. (an average percentage of 6.0%), with the steepest sections at 10.0%.

From Bourg-Saint-Maurice to the south-east, the Cormet de Roselend is 19.35 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1154 m. (an average percentage of 6.0%), with the steepest sections at 8.9%.

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1979 and has since featured 9 times, most recently in stage 17 of the 2009 Tour de France.

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2009 17 1 Bourg-Saint-Maurice Le Grand-Bornand Franco Pellizotti
2007 8 1 Le Grand-Bornand Tignes Michael Rasmussen
2005 10 1 Grenoble Courchevel Alejandro Valverde
2002 17 1 Aime Cluses Mario Aerts
1996 7 1 Chambéry Les Arcs Udo Bölts
1995 9 1 Le Grand-Bornand La Plagne Alex Zülle
1992 13 1 Saint-GervaisMont Blanc Sestrières Claudio Chiappucci
1987 22 1 La Plagne Morzine Mathieu Hermans
1984 19 1 La Plagne Morzine Francis Castaing
1979 16 1 Morzine Les Menuires Henk Lubberding

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