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Col Agnel
(Colle dell'Agnello in Italian)

Its cycling history, statistics, and map

Statistics | History | Map |

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The Col Agnel pass is in the Cottian Alps (southwestern Alps that are part of the border between the Hautes-Alps and Savoie of France and Piedmont of Italy). The Agnel's peak is on the French/Italian border (see map at bottom of page). The Col Agnel is one of France's three highest mountain passes. In France only the Cime de la Bonnette and the Col d'Iseran are higher.

Col d'Agnel statistics:

Climbing from France, starting from Château-Queyras:
Average gradient: 5.8%
Maximum gradient: 9%
Length of climb: 20.5 km
Elevation at start: 1,350 meters
Elevation at crest: 2,744 meters
Elevation gain: 1,464 meters

Climbing from Italy, starting in Casteldelfino:
Average gradient: 6.5%
Maximum gradient: 15%
Length of climb: 22.4 km
Elevation at start: 1,280 meters
Elevation at crest: 2,744 meters
Elevation gain: 1,464 meters



Col Agnel history in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia:

The Col Agnel is little used in the Tour de France, the first ascension coming in stage 15 of the 2008 Tour. It was revisited in 2011. Both times it was rated an Hors Category climb.

Giro d'Italia ascents:


Map:

Map of the Col Agnel

The blue dot on the France/Italy border is the Col Agnel's crest. In the upper right hand corner is Château-Ville-Vieille, across the river from Château-Queyras where the French side of the ascent begins. Casteldelfino where the Italian side of the climb starts is in the lower right corner.

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