Col d'Agnel
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Col d'Agnel (2744)m

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The Col d'Agnel is the highest border crossing in Europe at over 2700 m. The huge climb at over 50KM joins Italy to France. Quite possibly the hardest climb in the Alpes and certainly one that our guests comment on the most.

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From Pinerolo  - north - [Average gradient: 4.1% - Maximum gradient : 9.4% - Distance 42km - Height gain 1744m]

Called the Col d'Agnel on the French side and the Colle dell'Agnello on the Italian side this is the third highest paved road pass of the Alpes, after Stelvio Pass and Col de l'Iseran and the highest international pass of the Alpes as it crosses the French Italian border.

The col has a rather short Tour de France / Giro d'Italia history. It was first used in the Tour de France in 2008 with Egoi Martinez crossing the summit first. It was last used in the Giro d'Italia for in 2007 when Yoann Le Boulanger crossed the summit first.

The Colle dell'Agnello is the highest point on any of the Tours that we currently run and due to its remoteness and height is only open from June to October.

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