Col de Joux-Plane

Located in the northern French Alps south of Lake Geneva.  The length and steepness are very similar to Alpe d'Huez. Average grade is around 8.4%.

Col de Joux-Plane website in French


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Top of the climb looking to the east. 
The road actually dips after the col, then climbs
a bit more before a fast downhill into Morzine.
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Looking down into the town of Samoens.

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Lance Armstrong bonked today and lost over a minute to Ullrich.  Richard Virenque won the stage.  Pantani pulled out of the race.