Col du Granon

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Col du Granon
Col du Granon
Elevation2,413 m (7,917 ft)
Traversed byD234T
LocationHautes-Alpes, France
RangeMassif des Cerces (Alps)
Coordinates44°57′46″N 06°36′40″E / 44.96278°N 6.61111°E / 44.96278; 6.61111Coordinates: 44°57′46″N 06°36′40″E / 44.96278°N 6.61111°E / 44.96278; 6.61111
Col du Granon is located in Alps
Col du Granon
Col du Granon
Location of Col du Granon

Col du Granon (el. 2,413 m or 7,917 ft) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Hautes-Alpes in France. A narrow tarmac road winds steeply up the southern approach. Gravel roads continue beyond the pass, in a military training zone.[citation needed]It hosted the highest ever mountain-top stage finish in the Tour de France—once only—in 1986, until the 2011 Tour de France, that had a finish in the Col du Galibier, at 2,645 m (8,678 ft) of altitude. Eduardo Chozas of Spain won the stage after a long lone breakaway.


Two roads lead to the pass at 2,645 m (8,678 ft). The D234T climbs 11.5 kilometres (7.1 mi) with a 9% average gradient from Saint-Chaffrey at an altitude of 1,364 metres (4,475 ft). From the east a dirt road to the military pass at Val-des-Prés climbs 15.3 kilometres (9.5 mi) at almost 7% gradient.

Tour de France - first rider to the top[edit]

Year Name Country
1986 Eduardo Chozas  Spain

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