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La Faucille pass from Gex

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A tourist road to the summits of the Jura Mountains!
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Distance 10.1 km
1:04 h
654 m
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1,320 m
668 m
The Col de la Faucille (1323 m.) from Gex, offers an ascent with a magnificent view on the Mont-Blanc, the Genevois and the Lake Geneva. It owes its name to its sickle-shaped silhouette when seen from the Geneva side. At the top, one approaches the highest peaks of the Jura massif located in the Ain (Crêt de la Neige 1 720 m.).

The pass is located at the limit between the communes of Gex and Mijoux (8,5 km).
The climb from Gex (10.1 km - 6.5% average gradient for 654 m of ascent) has been used 20 times by the Tour de France since 1947 and is classified as 2nd category in the Grand Prix de la Montagne du Tour de France. The highest percentages are concentrated on the last 5 km (up to 8.1%).
For the record, it was the Frenchmen Guy Ignolin in 1963 and Mariano Martinez in 1975 who distinguished themselves by taking the lead. In the last edition in 2004, it was the Spaniard Juan Miguel Mercado who took the lead.

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Update: April 05, 2022
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APIDAE tourism data updated on 06/05/2022 by "Aintourisme".
Spotted an error? Write to f.matkovic@aintourisme.com with the following information:
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Gex (668 m)
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46.341128, 6.057078
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46°20'28.1"N 6°03'25.5"E
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32T 273531 5136159
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46.341128, 6.057078
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46°20'28.1"N 6°03'25.5"E
UTM
32T 273531 5136159
w3w 
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Difficulty
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Distance
10.1 km
Duration
1:04 h
Ascent
654 m
Descent
1 m
Highest point
1,320 m
Lowest point
668 m
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