During the 2012 Tour de France the Pro’s will climb the Col de Peguere. Its less than 1/2 the distance of the most famous climbs used in the Tour, however the last 6kms of this climb average between 10% – 15% grades !!!
This is the first time that the Col de Peguere has been used in the Tour de France. We have to hand it to the organizers… they have found something special. This climb comes on Stage 10 and is the first difficulty before heading to the high Alps.
Of course Jemison Cycling Tours will be there… We will be staying in Annecy and will ride our bikes up the Col de Peguere to see the best Pro’s in the world suffer… this will not be a place to sit on the wheels. Think of the Alto de L’Angliru, in Spain.
Look closely at the Alto de L’Angliru profile and compare it to the Col de Peguere. If you ask us, we think the the Peguere looks more difficult…. its going to be an EPIC Tour de France next year.
You can find our trips to the 2012 Tour de France posted here: