Col de la Croix de Mounis

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Col de la Croix de Mounis
Castanet-le-Haut (Hérault, Fr) col de la Croix de Mounis.JPG
Col de la Croix de Mounis
Elevation 808 m (2,651 ft)[1]
Traversed by D922
Location Herault, France
Coordinates 43°41′7″N 2°57′43″E / 43.68528°N 2.96194°E / 43.68528; 2.96194Coordinates: 43°41′7″N 2°57′43″E / 43.68528°N 2.96194°E / 43.68528; 2.96194
Col de la Croix de Mounis is located in Pyrenees
Col de la Croix de Mounis
Col de la Croix de Mounis
Location of Col de la Croix de Mounis

Col de la Croix de Mounis (elevation 808 m (2,651 ft)) is a mountain pass in the Parc naturel régional du Haut-Languedoc in southern France. In July 2013, the col was crossed on stage 7 of the Tour de France.

Location[edit]

The col is located on the D922 road between Saint-Gervais-sur-Mare and Lacaune on the slopes of the Espinouse mountains.

Details of the climb[edit]

The climb starts at the village of Andabre, where the road leaves the valley of the River Mare. From here, the climb is 6.7 km (4.2 mi), climbing 435 m (1,427 ft) at an average gradient of 6.5%.[2]

Tour de France[edit]

The Col de la Croix de Mounis has been crossed three times in the Tour de France bicycle race. On the first occasion, in 1953, the pass was descended en route from Albi to Béziers when it was not categorised. In 1972, the col was ranked Category 3, as it was descended en route from Castres to la Grande-Motte.[2]

In 2013, the col was climbed from the south-east for the first time, on Stage 7 between Montpellier and Albi, when it was ranked as a Category 2 climb. The first rider over the summit was Blel Kadri.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN map
  2. ^ a b "Le col de la Croix de Mounis dans le Tour de France" (in French). ledicodutour. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stage 7: Montpellier to Albi". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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