Col de la Lombarde

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Col de la Lombarde
French-Italian border in the Maritime Alps.jpg
A frontier marker on the col de la Lombarde
Elevation2,350 m (7,710 ft)
Traversed bySP.225 / D.97
LocationCuneo, Italy
Alpes-Maritimes, France
RangeAlps
Coordinates44°12′8″N 07°09′1″E / 44.20222°N 7.15028°E / 44.20222; 7.15028Coordinates: 44°12′8″N 07°09′1″E / 44.20222°N 7.15028°E / 44.20222; 7.15028
Col de la Lombarde is located in Alps
Col de la Lombarde
Col de la Lombarde
Location of Col de la Lombarde

Col de la Lombarde (or Colle della Lombarda) (el. 2350 m.) is a high mountain pass above the ski resort of Isola 2000 on the border between France and Italy.

Details of the climb[edit]

From Italy, the climb starts at Vinadio and is 21.5 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1447 m. (an average percentage of 6.9%), with the steepest sections at 9.1% (although some bends reach over 14%).

From France, the climb starts at Isola and is 21.2 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1477 m. (an average percentage of 7%), with the steepest sections at 9.3% at the foot of the climb.

Tour de France[edit]

The Tour de France crossed the pass for the first time in 2008, approaching from Italy via Vinadio on the 157 km sixteenth stage from Cuneo to Jausiers.

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2008 16 HC Cuneo Jausiers Stefan Schumacher

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