Cormet de Roselend
|Cormet de Roselend|
|Elevation||1,967 m (6,453 ft)|
|Traversed by||D 925|
|Coordinates||45°41′28″N 06°41′26″E / 45.69111°N 6.69056°ECoordinates: 45°41′28″N 06°41′26″E / 45.69111°N 6.69056°E|
Cormet de Roselend (el. 1967 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France.
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
The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1979 and has since featured 13 times, most recently in stage 9 of the 2021 Tour de France.
|Year||Stage||Category||Start||Finish||Leader at the summit|
|2021||9||1||Cluses||Tignes||Nairo Quintana (COL)|
|2020||18||1||Méribel||La Roche-sur-Foron||Marc Hirschi (SUI)|
|2018||11||2||Albertville||La Rosière||Warren Barguil (FRA)|
|2007||8||1||Le Grand-Bornand||Tignes||Michael Rasmussen (DEN)|
|2005||10||1||Grenoble||Courchevel||Laurent Brochard (FRA)|
|2002||17||1||Aime||Cluses||Mario Aerts (BEL)|
|1996||7||1||Chambéry||Les Arcs||Udo Bölts (GER)|
|1995||9||1||Le Grand-Bornand||La Plagne||Alex Zülle (SUI)|
|1992||13||1||Saint-Gervais–Mont Blanc||Sestrières||Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)|
|1987||22||1||La Plagne||Morzine||Mathieu Hermans (NED)|
|1984||19||1||La Plagne||Morzine||Francis Castaing (FRA)|
|1979||16||1||Morzine||Les Menuires||Henk Lubberding (NED)|
One of the most memorable years for the Cormet de Roselend was the 1996 Tour de France. It was just before the summit on the Cormet de Roselend that Frenchman Stéphane Heulot cracked, lost the Maillot Jaune and bowed out of the race. It was also on the Cormet de Roselend 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.
- ^ "Le Cormet de Roselend dans le Tour de France". www.ledicodutour.com (in French). Retrieved 2022-08-03.
- ^ "Pellizotti banned for two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport". 8 March 2011.
- ^ This is material that comes from a book. (Friebe and Goding, Mountain Higher, 2013, page 147)
- ^ YouTube video