Les Sybelles

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Les Sybelles
La Toussuire
La Toussuire
Location Fontcouverte-la Toussuire, Savoie
Nearest city Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne
Coordinates 45°15′17″N 6°15′31″E / 45.25472°N 6.25861°E / 45.25472; 6.25861 (Les Sybelles)
Top elevation 2,620 m (8,596 ft)
Base elevation 1,150 m (3,773 ft)
Lift system 73
Web site Les Sybelles website
La Toussuire website
"La Toussuire" redirects here. For the commune in Savoie, see Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire.

Les Sybelles is a French linked ski area, located in the Savoie department in the Alps. It is one of the largest skiable domains in France. The resort was the home base of Jean-Pierre Vidal, winner of the gold medal in slalom at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

The ski station is also used regularly as the finish of cycle races including the Tour de France and the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Slopes[edit]

  • 20 green slopes
  • 40 blue slopes
  • 31 red slopes
  • 5 black slopes
  • 310 km (193 mi) slopes total
  • 2 snowparks

Villages[edit]

The following villages are part of the ski resort of Les Sybelles:

Cycle racing[edit]

The 16th stage of the 2006 Tour de France arrived in La Toussuire[1] as did Stage 11 of the 2012 Tour.[2] The first of two L'Étape du Tours followed the route of Stage 11 on 8 July 2012 with a finish at La Toussuire – Les Sybelles.[3]

Details of the climb[edit]

The climb to the ski-station is accessed from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne via the D929 and the D78, with the finish line at 1,705 m (5,594 ft). From this direction the climb is 18 km (11.2 mi) with a height gain of 1,095 m. at an average of 6.1%. There is a shorter and steeper route via Saint-Pancrace (17.6 km. at 6.5%).[4]

Tour de France winners[edit]

[4]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category
of climb
Stage winner Yellow jersey
2012 11 Albertville 148 1  Pierre Rolland (FRA)  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
2006 16 Bourg-d'Oisans 182 1  Michael Rasmussen (DEN)  Óscar Pereiro (ESP)

Critérium du Dauphiné winners[edit]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Stage winner Yellow jersey
2011 7 (final stage) Pontcharra 117.5  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)  Bradley Wiggins (GBR)
2008 6 Morzine 233  Chris Anker Sørensen  (DEN)  Alejandro Valverde  (ESP)
2006 6 Briançon 169  Iban Mayo  (ESP)  Levi Leipheimer  (USA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bourg-d'Oisans – La Toussuire". www.letour.fr. 19 July 2006. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stage 11: Albertville – La Toussuire - Les Sybelles". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Albertville – La Toussuire - Les Sybelles". L'Etape du Tour. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "La Toussuire ou La Toussuire-Les Sybelles dans le Tour de France" (in French). Le Dico du Tour. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

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