Cormet de Roselend
|Cormet de Roselend|
Lac de Roselend near the pass
|Elevation||1,967 m (6,453 ft)|
|Traversed by||D 925|
It connects Beaufort in the Beaufortain valley and Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the Tarentaise Valley. On the west side of the pass lies the Lac de Roselend, a reservoir that can be reached by the Col de Méraillet or the Col du Pré.
Details of climb
On the north-western side, starting from Beaufort, the climb is 20.3 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1227 m. (an average percentage of 6.0%), with the steepest sections at 10.0%.
From Bourg-Saint-Maurice to the south-east, the Cormet de Roselend is 19.35 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1154 m. (an average percentage of 6.0%), with the steepest sections at 8.9%.
Appearances in Tour de France
|Year||Stage||Category||Start||Finish||Leader at the summit|
|2009||17||1||Bourg-Saint-Maurice||Le Grand-Bornand||Franco Pellizotti|
|2007||8||1||Le Grand-Bornand||Tignes||Michael Rasmussen|
|1996||7||1||Chambéry||Les Arcs||Udo Bölts|
|1995||9||1||Le Grand-Bornand||La Plagne||Alex Zülle|
|1992||13||1||Saint-Gervais–Mont Blanc||Sestrières||Claudio Chiappucci|
|1987||22||1||La Plagne||Morzine||Mathieu Hermans|
|1984||19||1||La Plagne||Morzine||Francis Castaing|
|1979||16||1||Morzine||Les Menuires||Henk Lubberding|
One of the most memorable years for the Cormet de Roseland was the 1996 Tour de France. It was just before the summit on the Cormet de Roseland that Frenchman Stéphane Heulot cracked, lost the Maillot Jaune and bowed out of the race.. It was also on the Cormet de Roseland that Johan Bruyneel overshot a fast left-hand bend and disappeared over the edge, as he descended towards Bourg-St-Maurice. Spectators feared the worst but thankfully Bruyneel managed to climb back up, apparently unscathed.
- This is material that comes from a book. (Friebe and Goding, Mountain Higher, 2013, page 147)
- YouTube video
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