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Col de la Croix de Fer
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The cross at Col de la Croix de Fer
Elevation 2,067 m (6,781 ft)
Traversed by D 926
Location Savoie, France
Range Dauphiné Alps
Coordinates 45°13′39″N 06°12′12″ECoordinates: 45°13′39″N 06°12′12″E
Col de la Croix de Fer is located in Alps
Col de la Croix de Fer
Col de la Croix de Fer
Col de la Croix de Fer

Col de la Croix de Fer (English: Pass of the Iron Cross) (el. 2067 m.) is a high mountain pass in the French Alps linking Le Bourg-d'Oisans and Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

Details of climbThe approach from the northeast from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne is 29.5 km at an average gradient of 5.5% with some sections at 9.5%, and the one from the southwest from Rochetaillée 31.5 km at an average gradient of 5.75% with short sections in excess of 11%. When coming from Rochetaillée, the road forks 2.5 km before the summit, leading to the Col du Glandon. There is also an approach from the north from La Chambre via Col du Glandon which is the hardest: 22.7 km at an average gradient of 7.0% (this is the route used for the 2012 Tour de France).Tour de FranceThe pass has featured in the Tour de France sixteen times since it was first passed in the 1947 tour when the race was led over the summit by Fermo Camellini. It was crossed on Stage 11 of the 2012 race, between Albertville and La Toussuire-Les Sybelles.[1] In the 2015 race it will be passed twice in the two finale mountain stages stage 19 between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to La Toussuire - Les Sybelles, and from the other side in stage 20 between Modane to Alpe d'Huez. The route for stage 20 was changed in June 2015 caused by a landslide in April so Col de la Croix de Fer substitutes both Col du Télégraphe and Col du Galibier.[2][3][4]Appearances in Tour de France

Tour de France at the Col de la Croix de Fer, 2006

YearStageCategoryStartFinishLeader at the summit201520HCModaneAlpe d'Huez Alexandre Geniez (FRA)201519HCSaint-Jean-de-MaurienneLa Toussuire-Les Sybelles Pierre Rolland (FRA)201211HCAlbertvilleLa Toussuire-Les Sybelles Fredrik Kessiakoff (SWE)200817HCEmbrunAlpe d'Huez Peter Velits (SVK)200616HCLe Bourg-d'OisansLa Toussuire Michael Rasmussen (DEN)199910HCSestrièresAlpe d'Huez Stéphane Heulot (FRA)199815HCGrenobleLes Deux Alpes Rodolfo Massi (ITA)199510HCAimeLa PlagneAlpe d'Huez Richard Virenque (FRA)199214HCSestrièresAlpe d'Huez Eric Boyer (FRA)198917HCBriançonAlpe d'Huez Gert-Jan Theunisse (NED)1986181BriançonSerre ChevalierAlpe d'Huez Bernard Hinault (FRA)1966161Bourg-d'OisansBriançon Joaquim Galera (ESP)1963161GrenobleVal-d'Isère Federico Bahamontes (ESP)1961101GrenobleTurin Guy Ignolin (FRA)1956181TurinGrenoble René Marigil (ESP)1952111Bourg-d'OisansSestrières Fausto Coppi (ITA)1948141BriançonAix-les-Bains Gino Bartali (ITA)194781GrenobleBriançon Fermo Camellini (ITA) 

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