The Col d'Izoard is frequently on the route of the Tour de France . It is classified as an Hors Categorie climb. The climb from Briancon to the Col is 20 km in length and has an average gradient of 5.8%.
Several of the Tour de France's more memorable moments have occurred on the Col d'Izoard, particularly Fausto Coppi. Tomorrow tour goes through Briancon. We will be in town at a restaurant to watch.