Col du Granier
|Col du Granier|
|Elevation||1,134 m (3,720 ft)|
Col du Granier (el. 1,134 m.) is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France which crosses the Chartreuse Mountains to connect the villages of Entremont-le-Vieux (south), Apremont (north) and Chapareillan (east). It has been traversed several times by the Tour de France cycle race, including on Stage 12 of the 2012 race. It is situated between Mont Granier (1,933 m) (south-east) and Mont Joigny (1,558 m) (north-west).
Details of the climbs
Appearances in Tour de France
The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1947 and has since featured 17 times and is generally ranked as a Category 1 or 2 climb. It was crossed most recently on Stage 12 of the 2012 tour, between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay-Davézieux, approaching from the direction of Chapareillan.
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