The 2017 Ride of a Thousand Cols

Below are the CCC events which made up the “Ride of a Thousand Cols” : Phil finished this epic journey on 4th October 2017, successfully riding every km of the planned route.
Some of these events make up the calendar for 2018 : see details below.

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Corsica

Stats: 194km/3800M ; 188km/4250m; 190km/4100m; 199km/3900m; 160km/3200m; 180km/3500m; 188km/3700m; 150km/3400m; 213km/3200m; 158km/2500m

Main climbs: Teghime, San Cervone,Vergio, Tartavello, Vizzavona, Erbajo, Sorba, Verde, Vacia, Ste Eustache, Illarata, Bavella, Scalella, Ese, Sevi, Salvi, Battaglia, Vezzu, Santa Lucia,....

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.

Appennini (Tuscany & Umbria)

Stats: 188km/4800m; 201km/4500m; 200km/4900m; 225km/5200m; 220km/4500m; 195km/4700m; 210km/3200m; 215km/3800m; 213km/4200m; 193km/3300m.

Main climbs: Blockhaus, San Pellegrino, Passo delle Radici, Sestola, Passo delle Calla, Fangacci, Braccina, Viamaggio, Monte Carpegna,Monte Nerone, Monte Petrano, Passo Cornello, Spina, San Leonardo, Valico della Fanchetta, Prato di Calci....

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.

Dolomites

Stats: 198km/4700m; 223km/5400m; 200km/5200m; 188km/5800m; 170km/4900m; 190km/5100m; 173km/4900m; 205km/5570m; 195km/5100m; 184km/4300m

Main climbs: San Zeno, Crocedomini, Monte Bondone, Compet, Brocon, Duran, Cibiana,Zoncolan,Ciampagiotto, Tre Cime, Giau, Falzarego, Gardena, Pordoi, Fedaia, Lavazé,Manghen, Santa Barbara,Gavia, Mortirolo,Vivione.....

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.

Vosges/Jura

Stats: 198km/5300m; 203km/5200m; 221km/4600m; 198km/4250m; 189km/4800m; 216km/3800m; 196km/4950m; 181km/3650m; 207km/4250m; 184km/4950m

Main climbs: Petra Felix, Glittaz Dessus, Weissenstein, Scheltenpass, Balmberg, Chasseral, Pontins, Croix, Ballon, Silberloch, Moorfeld, Firstplan, Sclucht, Champ du Feu, Schalfeldpass, Kandelpass,....

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.

Northern Alps

Stats: 173km/5200m; 213km/5900m; 180km/5150m; 140km/4500m; 182km/5200m; 213km/5250m; 202km/5800m; 207km/6100m; 194km/3700m; 172km/3500m

Main climbs: Grand Cucheron, Granier, Mont du Chat, Grand Colombier, Semnoz, Arpettaz, Saisies, Cormet de Roselend, Petit St Bernard,Iseran, Finestre, Izoard, Mont Colombis, Alpe d'Huez, Croix de Fer, Galibier, Sarenne...

Description: 25-29 June. In 2018, this event is replaced by the "CCC Base Camp" 5-day NEW event. Route details for stages 1-5 to follow here soon.

Southern Alps

Stats: 198km/3900m; 188km/3500m; 234km/4000m; 185km/2900m; 192km/5800m; 179km/2800m; 202km/4650m; 191km/4900m; 181km/4600m; 158km/3400m

Main climbs: Mont Vial, Bleine, Vence, Pimpinier, Montagne de la Lure, Perty, Mont Ventoux (x3), Allos, Cayolle, Champs, Vars, Bonette, Lombarde, Agnel, Sampeyre, Esischie, Tende, Braus....

Description: 2 - 12 June 2018 The second of three "easier" CCC routes. 'Gentle' riding pace. Although some real Giants here, this is a (slightly!) less challenging route than most CCC's. The "Ventoux Feast" has been a regular winner of Best Stage over the years. Stages : 1. Carros (Nice) Loop; 2. Carros>Palud-s-Verdon; 3. Palud>Sisteron; 4. Sisteron>Malaucene; 5. Ventoux Loop; 6. Malaucene>Gap; 7. Gap>Barcelonette; 8. Barceonete>Guillestre; 9. Guillestre>Cuneo; 10. Cuneo>Carros.

Cevennes

Stats: 215km/4600m; 209km/4400m; 165km/3800m; 205km/3500m; 196km/3030m; 186km/3600m; 184km/3600m; 174km/3550m; 180km/3600m; 182km/3100m

Main climbs: Mont Aigoual, Lusette, Coperlac, Bonnecombe, Aubrac, Neronne, Puy Mary, Vendeix, Croix St Robert, Pierre Plantée, Croix de Bauzon, Charousse,Serre Mure, Mont Gerbier de Jonc, Meyrand, Espinas, Asclier, Pierre Levée...

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.

East Pyrenees

Stats: 205km/3200m; 196km/4600m: 204km/4500m; 200km/5300m; 177km/ 5400m; 199km/5200m; 209km/5500m; 202km/4700m; 201km/4800m; 205km/2700m

Main climbs: Marti, Bracons, Merolla, Font Romeu, Envalira, Baixalis, Cortals, Galina,Bonaigua, Hospice de France, Superbagneres, Peyresourde, Ancizan, Port de Bales, Mente, Core,Ax-3-Domianes, Pailheres,Jau...

Description: 27 August to 6 September. Starts from Girona; includes Spanish climbs, Andorra, and new French climbs. The first of the Grand Finale TOUGH TRIPLE. Stages : 1; Girona Loop; 2. Girona>LaMolina(Spain); 3. Molina>Ordino-Andorra; 4. Ordino-Andorra>Sort(Spain); 5. Sort>Bagneres de Luchon; 6. Luchon Loop; 7. Luchon>Oust; 8. Oust>Ax-les-Thermes; 9. Ax>Ceret; 10. Ceret>Girona

West Pyrenees

Stats: 221km/4400M; 230km/4680m; 201km/5400m; 175km/4700m; 207km/5760m; 202km/6750m; 212km/5500m; 201km/2880m; 202km/5350m; 213km/3500m

Main climbs: Aguina, Arritxulegi, Abeillles, Ispeguy, Arnosteguy, Inharpu, Soudet, Pierre St Martin, Marie Blanque, Aubisque, Spandelles, Tormalet, Couret, Tentes, Couraduque, Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Aspin, Pla d'Adet, Somport, Bagaragui....

Description: 10 to 20 September. Starts from San Sebastien. includes many evil Basque climbs and new French jewels. (as well as the #1"CCC Extreme" stage - 6750m UP. see Cantabrico for #2!) Stages : 1. San Sebastian loop (Spain); 2. San Sebastian>Esterencuby; 3. Esterencuby>Oloron; 4. Oloron>Argeles Gazost; 5. Argeles Loop; 6. Argeles>St Lary Soulan; 7. St Lary>Portalet(Spain); 8. Portalet>Jaca (Spain); 9. Jaca>Borguete (Spain); 10. Borguete>San Sebastian

Cantabrico

Stats: 192km/4100m; 225km/5300m: 210km/5250m; 185km/5150m; 190km/6700m; 190km/3500m; 210km/4250m; 230km/5250m; 175km/3850m; 170km/3600m

Main climbs: Espina, Lunada, Trueba, Braguia, Carmona, Hoz, Jito de Escarandi, Lagos de Covadonga,Ponton, Tarna, Gamonitiero, San Lorenzo, Somiedo, Muro, Maravio, Tenebredo, Angliru,San Isidro, Pandetrave, San Glorio, La Sia,....

Description: This event is not being run in 2018.