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Timed stage

Pays de Maurienne has already equipped 16 routes the system timing measurement TIMTOO ® Timing with the Col de la Croix de Fer. This technology solution allows you to time your ascent to the passes and mounted remarkable Maurienne, but also elsewhere in France and abroad.

You need to equip an electronic chip (loan, rental or sale) in the Tourist Offices concerned by such equipment. You can also buy online www.timtoo.com.

You also create a space on www.timtoo.com order to monitor your performance.

Once equipped, the clock starts when you pass in front of the terminal of departure and arrival. Your time is saved and sent on the internet. You can compare your time with those achieved by other cyclo-climbers!

For more information, see the links below cons (very useful if you do not know the system!).

Create your personal space on www.timtoo.com order to track your trends ...


Col de la Croix de Fer


Classic Tour de France and the Marmotte, the neck of the Iron Cross, passed 13 times through the turn, connects the valley of the Arvan than Oisans but also to the valley of the Maurienne Villards via the Col du Glandon, which lies 4 km

Topped by the peak of the Standard (3664 m) and its glacier, the Col de la Croix de Fer opens a magnificent view of the Aiguilles d'Arves and Arvan valley on one side and on the summits of Massif des Sept Laux's west side.

The Tour de France has borrowed 15 times the pass since 1947. Until 1986 he was ranked 1st in class and out-category from 1989.

Starting point: St. Jean de Maurienne
Start altitude: 550m
Maximum altitude: 2067m
Cumulative elevation gain: 1520m
Round-trip distance: 58 km


Here are some tips and good reflexes to be considered for rolling serenely on the roads of Maurienne
1. At all times wear a helmet.
2. Never ride several abreast.
3. Do not attack from the outset to difficult routes, start loops with less than 300 m of vertical (green routes). Mounted in the sustained use of small developments and adjust your pace to the length of the ramp to climb.
4. Always carry water and something to help you out.
5. In the mountains the weather can change very quickly, remember to bring a windbreaker and a small polar sudden drops in temperature.
6. The loops are generally offered from the towns of Canton, you can change the starting point or direction of travel at your leisure.
7. Our tours go through places to visit, to enjoy peace of mind, you must bring an antitheft device.
8. On some routes, portions of roads are suddenly shaded or tunnel, making cyclists invisible to motorists. Remember to equip yourself with reflective tape.
9. For a souvenir of the efforts, of landscapes and sites to visit, bring along a camera.
10. Think about the environment! Do not throw your garbage in nature.

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