Col du Granier

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Col du Granier
Col du Granier.JPG
View of Mont Granier from the Col
Elevation1,134 m (3,720 ft)
Traversed byD912
LocationSavoie, France
Coordinates45°28′50″N 5°54′55″E / 45.48056°N 5.91528°E / 45.48056; 5.91528Coordinates: 45°28′50″N 5°54′55″E / 45.48056°N 5.91528°E / 45.48056; 5.91528
Col du Granier is located in Alps
Col du Granier
Col du Granier
Location of Col du Granier

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).

Cycle racing[edit]

Details of the climbs[edit]

From the north, the climb starts at Chambéry, from where there are 15.3 km.of climbing, gaining 864 m. in height at an average of 5.6%.[1]

From Chapareillan (east), the climb (via the D285) is 9.7 km. long, gaining 845 m. at an average of 8.6%, with a maximum of 17.9%.[2]

From St-Pierre-d'Entremont (south), the climb is 9.4 km. at an average of 5.3%, gaining 494m. in height.[3]

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1947[4] and has since featured 17 times and is generally ranked as a Category 1 or 2 climb.[5] 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.[6]

Year Stage Category Direction
of approach
Start Finish Leader at the summit
2012 12 1 East Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne Annonay-Davézieux  Robert Kišerlovski (CRO)
1998 16 2 South Vizille Albertville  Stéphane Heulot (FRA)
1989 19 2 North Villard-de-Lans Briançon  Pedro Delgado (ESP)
1985 12 2 North Morzine Lans-en-Vercors  Reynel Montoya (COL)
1983 17 2 South La Tour-du-Pin L'Alpe d' Huez  Christian Jourdan (FRA)
1978 17 2 South Grenoble Morzine  Hennie Kuiper (NED)
1972 14b 1 East Valloire Aix-les-Bains  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)
1970 12 1 North Thonon-les-Bains Grenoble  Andres Gandarias (ESP)
1968 18 1 North Saint-Etienne Grenoble  Roger Pingeon (FRA)
1965 17 2 South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  Julio Jimenez (ESP)
1962 19 2 South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1961 9 1 North Saint-Etienne Grenoble  Charly Gaul (LUX)
1960 17 2 South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  René Marigil (ESP)
1958 21 2 South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  Charly Gaul (LUX)
1951 21 2 South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  Bernardo Ruiz (ESP)
1948 14 Not ranked South Briançon Aix-les-Bains  Gino Bartali (ITA)
1947 7 1 North Lyon Grenoble  Pierre Brambilla (ITA)


  1. ^ "Col du Granier: Chambéry". Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Col du Granier: Chapareillan". Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Col du Granier: Saint Pierre d'Entremont". Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  4. ^ Woodland, Les (2003). The Yellow Jersey Companion to the Tour de France. Yellow Jersey Press. ISBN 0-224-063189.
  5. ^ "Le Col du Granier dans le Tour de France". (in French). Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Stage 12: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay-Davézieux". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 5 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.

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