Col de la Lombarde, French Alps
Altitude 2,350m (7,710ft)
The Col de la Lombarde is a mountain pass located in the French Alps on the border of France and Italy that connects the city of Isola to the west with Vinadio to the east. From France, the western climb starts at the Isola and is 21.2 km (13.2 miles) long with an average gradient of 7%. From Italy, the eastern climb starts at Vinadio and is 21.5 km (13.4 miles) long with an average gradient of 6.9%. The Lombarde pass has only been featured in the Tour de France once in 2008 with a stage start in Italy finishing in Jausiers in France. On the French side of Lombarde pass is the ski station of Isola 2000 (so named for its 2000m altitude) which was the site of a stage finish in 1993.
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