Route: D44, D85 & D618 St. Beat to St. Lary (19 miles)
This col on the D618 is another nice one albeit not particularly high. It’s not particularly steep either with an average gradient of 3.1% on the east side and 4.1% on the west side. However, you do need to take care with the descent on the west side as there some steep tight sections with a big drop on the right hand side. It was here that Fabio Casartelli crashed and died during the 1995 Tour de France. There is a memorial to him at the side of the road. The great Raymond Poulidor almost suffered the same fate during the 1973 Tour.