Col de Joux Plane

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Col de Joux Plane
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Col de Joux Plane
Elevation1691 m
Traversed byD354 road
LocationHaute-Savoie, France
Coordinates46°7′58″N 6°42′41″E / 46.13278°N 6.71139°E / 46.13278; 6.71139Coordinates: 46°7′58″N 6°42′41″E / 46.13278°N 6.71139°E / 46.13278; 6.71139
Col de Joux Plane is located in Alps
Col de Joux Plane
Col de Joux Plane

Col de Joux Plane (el. 1691 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in Haute-Savoie, France, linking Morzine with Samoëns. The climb has been featured several times in the Tour de France cycling race

Climb details[edit]

  • Starting from Samoëns, the Col de Joux Plane is 11.7 km long with an average percentage of 8.5% and a maximum gradient of 10%.
  • Starting from Morzine, the Col de Joux Plane is 10.9 km long with an average percentage of 6.5% and a maximum gradient of 11%.

Tour de France[edit]

Col de Joux Plane has been used a total of 12 times by the Tour de France since its debut in 1978.[1]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
1978 17 1 Grenoble Morzine  Christian Seznec (FRA)
1981 17 1 Serre-Chevalier Morzine  Mariano Martínez (FRA)
1981 18 HC Thonon-les-Bains Morzine  Robert Alban (FRA)
1982 17 1 Bourg-d'Oisans Morzine  Peter Winnen (NLD)
1983 18 1 L'Alpe d'Huez Morzine  Jacques Michaud (FRA)
1984 19 1 La Plagne Morzine  Ángel Arroyo (ESP)
1987 22 HC La Plagne Morzine  Eduardo Chozas (ESP)
1991 18 HC Bourg-d'Oisans Morzine  Thierry Claveyrolat (FRA)
1997 15 HC Courchevel Morzine  Marco Pantani (ITA)
2000 16 HC Courchevel Morzine  Richard Virenque (FRA)
2006 17 HC Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Morzine  Floyd Landis (USA) [n 1]
2016 20 HC Megève Morzine  Ion Izagirre (ESP)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Landis was disqualified from the 2006 Tour de France as a result of a urine sample on stage 17 that was positive for banned synthetic testosterone as well as a ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone nearly three times the limit allowed by World Anti-Doping Agency rules.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in French) Le dico du Tour - Le col de Joux-Plane dans le Tour de France depuis 1947
  2. ^ "Floyd Landis loses CAS appeal". VeloNews. 30 June 2008.