Col du Granon delivers a Tour de France stage for the ages – Video

The Tour de France reached its highest point on Wednesday with a breathtaking stage from Albertville to the horse categorie Col du Granon. It’s the same climb where Greg LeMond slayed ‘the badger’ Bernard Hinault to take the maillot jaune in 1986. Did we see another historic moment in Jonas Vingegaard’s victory and unseating of Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)?

Considered the hardest climb of the Tour, the 11.3km ascent averages a punishing 9.2% with sustained gradients over 10%. Coming after the massive Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier and finishing at 2,413 meters above sea level, its effect on the riders would be massive.

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