MADELEINE - 2000 m
Start 1. Aigueblanche
Access 1. Grenoble - direction Chambery - direction Modane - direction Bourg St.Maurice
Start 2. La Chambre
Access 2. Grenoble - direction Chambery - direction Modane
Side La Chambre
On of the typical Tour mountains. Without any doubt, long climb facing us. Very constant gradient from this side. Since leaving La Chambre, the gradient becomes 7-8%, surrounded by a huge forest. Good road always, quite wide this time, not perfectly surfaced, like most French roads.
Central detail of the climb
Still quite a lot to Longchamp. We are in the mid-part, and the gradient turns to 10% for a moment, but always very regular. Getting into Longchamp, landscape smells to summit. But we're still with 5km to go, a bit easier, but never below 7%.
Jordi Rubio2 leaving Longchamp
Honestly a nice climb, without steep gradients, one of those you must have done. With 39x23 you can do it...but you know if you're not fit it must be eternal
Summit of the Madeleine