tiny survey on cols

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rouleur23
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tiny survey on cols

Postby rouleur23 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 16:16 pm

Hi to all

I would like to know your top 3 cols please. Taking into account Spain, Italy and France. I am interested to see which might come out on top. If you can find time to reply then thanks. Simply 1/ 2/ and 3/.

Cheers folks

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Oct 09, 2012 16:45 pm

1) aubisque for beauty
2) colle San Carlo for a challenge
3) petit San Bernard italian side for the views

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby itsnotarace » Tue Oct 09, 2012 17:05 pm

No Switzerland?

OK

1) Galibier
2) Tourmalet
3) Petit St Bernard

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 08:51 am

1) Galibier
2) Gavia
3) Ventoux

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby Cannock Chase » Wed Oct 10, 2012 09:08 am

Unfortunately have only cycled up Austrian cols. Hope you don't mind me giving my choices.

1. Zillertaler Höhenstraße (Zillertal High Alpine Road)
http://www.zillertaler-hoehenstrasse.com/cms/index.php?lang=en

2. Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (Grossglockner High Alpine Road)
http://www.grossglockner.at/en/

3. Gerlos Alpenstraße (Gerlos Alpine Road)
http://www.gerlosstrasse.at/en/

Have only driven up a few in the Italian Dolomites but would love to cycle the Passo Pordoi. Memorial to Fausto Coppi at the top. Passo Stelvio is iconic but looks a bit too much of a brute..!!
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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby pdstsp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:03 am

Only done French ones myself:
1= Ventoux and Galibier
3 - Joux Plane - first HC climb I did and I was a sporting god (though quite a minor one!!)

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:17 am

pdstsp wrote:Only done French ones myself:
1= Ventoux and Galibier
3 - Joux Plane - first HC climb I did and I was a sporting god (though quite a minor one!!)


No cheating... Ventoux is not a col!

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 15:46 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:No cheating... Ventoux is not a col!


In that case, I'll revise my list to...

1) Galibier
2) Colombiere
3) Gavia

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby pdstsp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 18:16 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:
pdstsp wrote:Only done French ones myself:
1= Ventoux and Galibier
3 - Joux Plane - first HC climb I did and I was a sporting god (though quite a minor one!!)


No cheating... Ventoux is not a col!


Good point (if a little picky) - so revised

1 Galibier
2 Joux Plane
3 Col de Semnoz - just because I felt great and had a coffee and a cake looking at the view from the cafe at the top.

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 18:44 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:No cheating... Ventoux is not a col!


In that case, I'll have the Col de Tempêtes instead! :wink:

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby pdstsp » Wed Oct 10, 2012 18:57 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:No cheating... Ventoux is not a col!


In that case, I'll have the Col de Tempêtes instead! :wink:


Like what you did there :lol:

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby Just Cannondales » Wed Oct 10, 2012 19:01 pm

My top 3 from my holiday this year. But there are so many to pick 3 favs would be hard, most will just say the famous ones.

1st Col De Le Columbiere
http://app.strava.com/activities/19608652

2nd Col De Montets on the way to Emosson Dam, Switz
http://app.strava.com/activities/19608680

3rd Col De Pierre Caree
http://app.strava.com/activities/19608675

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby dw300 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:30 pm

1. Col de McRae
2. Col de Farrell
3. Col de Firth
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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby mallorcajeff » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:36 am

my dogs called Colin does he count? Hes my favourite Col

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby Il Principe » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:50 pm

Not climbed a huge number but my list would be:

1: Tourmalet (both sides)
2: Luz Ardiden
3: Cap de Lac de Long http://www.climbbybike.com/climb.asp?col=Lac-de-Cap-de-Long&qryMountainID=6890

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Oct 11, 2012 15:03 pm

Il Principe wrote:Not climbed a huge number but my list would be:

1: Tourmalet (both sides)
2: Luz Ardiden
3: Cap de Lac de Long http://www.climbbybike.com/climb.asp?col=Lac-de-Cap-de-Long&qryMountainID=6890

Again... Only Tourmalet is a col...

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby Gizmodo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 16:33 pm

mallorcajeff wrote:my dogs called Colin does he count? Hes my favourite Col

If he's a Collie then yes :D

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Re: tiny survey on cols

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Oct 11, 2012 17:50 pm

dw300 wrote:1. Col de McRae
2. Col de Farrell
3. Col de Firth


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