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Col de la Madeleine, France

April 10th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

Col de la Madeleine (el. 1993 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France.

It connects La Chambre in Maurienne with Aigueblanche and Feissons-sur-Isère in Tarentaise. The southern approach from La Chambre is 19.3 km with an average grade of 8 percent. The northern approach from Aigueblance is 28.3 km with an average grade of 5 percent. The pass is closed from November to the beginning of June.

The pass has been on the route of the Tour de France 22 times, the first time in 1969, and most recently in 2005.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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