Tour de France 2013 stage 19 is a Mountain stage between Bourg-d’Oisans and Le Grand-Bornand. The length of the course is 204.5 kilometers.
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Tour de France 2013 stage 19 quick info
- DATE July 19, 2013, Friday
- STAGE TYPE Mountain
- START-FINISH Bourg-d’Oisans (716 m) > Le Grand-Bornand (944 m)
- LENGTH OF THE COURSE 204.5 km
Tour de France 2013 stage 19 profile
Mountain passes & hills
- km. 33.5 Col du Glandon (1 924 m), 21.6 kilometer-long climb at 5.1% (Hors Catégorie-HC)
- km. 83.5 Col de la Madeleine (2 000 m), 19.2 kilometer-long climb at 7.9% (Hors Catégorie-HC)
- km. 143.0 Col de Tamié (907 m), 8.6 kilometer-long climb at 6.2% (Category 2)
- km. 165.0 Col de l’Épine, 6.1 kilometer-long climb at 7.3% (Category 1)
- km. 191.5 Col de la Croix Fry (1 477 m), 11.3 kilometer-long climb at 7% (Category 1)
Le Bourg-d’Oisans is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. It is located in the Oisans region of the French Alps.
The commune is surrounded by several well-known mountain resorts, including the Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes. The Écrins National Park lies to the southeast of Le Bourg-d’Oisans.
Places and monuments
- The Saint-Laurent church
- St. Lawrence Church, built in the 19th century and Romanesque
- Remains of Bourg-d’Oisans castle
- In the church, the Colette-Anne organ, or Organ of the Resurrection 20
- Lauvitel lake: integral reserve of the Ecrins national park: unique in France, this reserve established in the town of Bourg-d’Oisans and created in 1995, is a space withdrawn from daily human activity. This “super” nature reserve is used to study nature outside of direct human intervention. Only scientific work takes place there. Its goal is to be a reference territory comparable to similar environments supporting pastoral, forestry, or tourist activities.
- The sources of the Rive
- Blue Lake
- The sensitive natural area of the old dead marshes
- The lake Fourchu
Col du Glandon
Col du Glandon (el. 1924 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dauphiné Alps in Savoie, France, linking Le Bourg-d’Oisans to La Chambre. It is situated between the Belledonne, Grandes Rousses and Arvan-Villards mountain ranges, west of the Col de la Croix de Fer. The road over the Col du Glandon was opened in 1898, although it was not linked to the Col de la Croix de Fer until 1912.
The pass is only open from June to October. It is sometimes used by the Tour de France in July. The last appearance was in 2012 edition, Stage 11.
Col de la Madeleine
Col de la Madeleine (el. 1,993 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Savoie in France which connects La Chambre in Maurienne with Aigueblanche and Feissons-sur-Isère in Tarentaise. The pass is closed from November to the beginning of June. It has been described as “beautiful, but heartbreaking”.The pass was first included in the Tour de France in 1969 and has since featured 24 times, most recently on Stage 11 of the 2012 race when it was approached from the direction of Feissons-sur-Isère.
It has been ranked hors catégorie, every year since 1995.
Le Grand-Bornand is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The commune is a ski resort and owes its name to the river which runs through it. The inhabitants of Le Grand-Bornand are called Bornandins.
Le Grand-Bornand hosted a Tour de France stage 5-time in history.