Mont Revard

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Mont Revard
Revard depuis Aix.jpg
Elevation 1,562 m (5,125 ft)
Location
Mont Revard is located in France
Mont Revard
Mont Revard
France
Location Savoie, France
Range Bauges
Coordinates 45°40′55″N 05°58′32″E / 45.68194°N 5.97556°E / 45.68194; 5.97556Coordinates: 45°40′55″N 05°58′32″E / 45.68194°N 5.97556°E / 45.68194; 5.97556

Mont Revard (1,562 m (5,125 ft)) is a mountain in the Bauges Massif near Aix-les-Bains in Savoie, France. The mountain is crossed by the D913 road between the villages of Saint-Jean-d'Arvey and Pugny-Chatenod near Aix-les-Bains. The ski resort of Le Revard is situated on the northern edge of the mountain at an elevation of 1,537 m (5,043 ft).[1]

The summit on the D913 is at an elevation of 1,463 m (4,800 ft) and was crossed on the penultimate stage of the 2013 Tour de France (Stage 20).[2][3] The Tour de France had crossed the pass twice previously and has had a stage finish twice on the summit.[4]

Details of the climb[edit]

In 2013, the climb used by the Tour de France commences at Saint-Jean-d'Arvey and climbs 866 m (2,841 ft) in 15.9 km (9.9 mi) at an average gradient of 5.6%, and is ranked a Category 1 climb.[2]

From Aix-les-Bains, the climb to the ski resort at Le Revard via the D913 is 21.4 km (13.3 mi) long, climbing 1,277 m (4,190 ft) at an average gradient of 6%.[1] From Chambery, the climb via the D912/D913 is 25.0 km (15.5 mi) long with 1,267 m (4,157 ft) height gained at an average of 5.1%.[5]

Tour de France[edit]

The mountain was crossed in 1991, when the altitude was shown as 1,418 m (4,652 ft)[4] and again in 1998, when the altitude was shown as 1,448 m (4,751 ft). The latter stage was neutralized in the wake of the 1998 Festina affair.[4]

In 1965 and 1972, the ski resort of Le Revard was used as a stage finish with the finishing line being situated at 1,500 m (4,921 ft). The 1965 stage was a mountain time trial won by Felice Gimondi.[4]

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2013 20 1 Annecy Annecy Semnoz  Jens Voigt (GER)
1998 17 1 Albertville Aix-les-Bains Stage neutralized
1991 19 2 Morzine Aix-les-Bains  Pascal Richard (SUI)

Tour de France stage finishes[edit]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category Stage winner Yellow jersey
1972 15 Aix-les-Bains 28 1  Cyrille Guimard (FRA)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
1965 18 Aix-les-Bains 26.9 1 (ITT)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)  Felice Gimondi (ITA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mont Revard: Aix les Bains". climbbybike.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Stage 20: Annecy / Annecy - Semnoz". Le Tour de France. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Le Tour de France à Savoie Grand Revard" (in French). www.savoiegrandrevard.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Le Mont Revard ou Le Revard dans le Tour de France" (in French). ledicodutour. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mont Revard: Chambery". climbbybike.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

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