Col d'Aspin - Ste-Marie-de-Campan Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

3.3
FIETS
8.5 mi
DISTANCE
2,111 ft
GAINED
4.6 %
AVG. GRADE

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This grand bike climb has been included in nearly one-half of the Tour de France Grand Tours since 1947.

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Cycling Col d’Aspin from Saint Marie de Campan

Ride 13.6 kilometers gaining 643 meters at 4.6% average grade.

This is the link between Luz Saint Sauveur (Col du Tourmalet) and Bagneres de-Luchon (Col de Peyresourde) which has resulted in it being included many times in the Tour de France.

Village of Esplade at 5 km

Col d’Aspin has a very long history with the Tour de France, having been featured in the greatest of Grand Tours a staggering 53 times since the tour began again after WWII - included in 74% of the Tour’s from 1947-2019 (71 in total).  Col d’Aspin is the link between the two famous Pyrenees bike climbs - Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde.

Here is the Tour de France history from Wikipedia:  

Year

Stage

Category

Start

Finish

Leader at the summit

2018

19

1

Lourdes

Laruns

 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)

2016

7

1

L'Isle-Jourdain

Lac de Payolle

 Steve Cummings (GBR)

2015

11

1

Pau

Cauterets

 Dan Martin (IRL)

2012

16

1

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Thomas Voeckler (FRA)

2010

16

1

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 Anthony Charteau (FRA)

2009

9

1

Saint-Gaudens

Tarbes

 Franco Pellizotti (ITA)

2008

9

1

Toulouse

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

 Sebastian Lang (DEU)

2006

11

1

Tarbes

Val d'Aran-Pla-de-Beret

 Fabian Wegmann (DEU)

2004

12

1

Castelsarrasin

La Mongie

 Michael Rasmussen (DEN)

2003

15

1

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Luz-Ardiden

 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)

2001

14

1

Tarbes

Luz-Ardiden

 Bobby Julich (USA)

1999

16

1

Lannemezan

Pau

 Mariano Piccoli (ITA)

1998

10

1

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Rodolfo Massi (ITA)

1997

9

2

Pau

Loudenvielle

 Pascal Hervé (FRA)

1995

15

1

Saint-Girons

CauteretsCrêtes du Lys

 Richard Virenque (FRA)

1994

12

1

Lourdes

Luz-Ardiden

 Richard Virenque (FRA)

1991

13

2

Jaca

Val-Louron

 Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)

1990

16

1

Blagnac

Luz-Ardiden

 Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)

1989

10

2

Cauterets

Superbagnères

 Robert Millar (GBR)

1988

15

1

Saint-Girons

Luz-Ardiden

 Samuel Cabrera (COL)

1986

13

1

Pau

Superbagnères

 Dominique Arnaud (FRA)

1985

17

2

Toulouse

Luz-Ardiden

 José Del Ramo (ESP)

1983

10

1

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Patrocinio Jiminez (COL)

1982

13

1

Pau

Saint-Lary-SoulanPla d'Adet

 Michel Laurent (FRA)

1980

13

1

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Raymond Martin (FRA)

1979

3

1

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 René Bittinger (FRA)

1978

11

2

Pau

Saint-Lary-SoulanPla d'Adet

 Michel Laurent (FRA)

1977

2

2

Auch

Pau

 Luis Balague (ESP)

1976

15

2

Saint-Lary-Soulan

Pau

 Gerben Karstens (NED)

1975

11

2

Pau

Saint-Lary-SoulanPla d'Adet

 Lucien Van Impe (BEL)

1974

17

2

Saint-Lary-Soulan

La Mongie

 Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (FRA)

1973

14

2

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 José Manuel Fuente (ESP)

1972

8

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Roger Swerts (BEL)

1971

16A

2

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Gouretteles-Eaux-Bonnes

 Lucien Van Impe (BEL)

1970

18

1

Saint-Gaudens

La Mongie

 Primo Mori (ITA)

1969

17

2

La Mongie

Mourenx

 Joaquim Galera (ESP)

1964

16

2

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 Julio Jiménez (ESP)

1963

11

2

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Guy Ignolin (FRA)

1962

12

3

Pau

Saint-Gaudens

 Federico Bahamontes (ESP)

1961

17

2

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 Marcel Queheille (FRA)

1960

11

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Kurt Gimmi (SUI)

1959

11

2

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

Saint-Gaudens

 Jean Dotto (FRA)

1958

14

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Federico Bahamontes (ESP)

1956

12

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Nino Defilippis (ITA)

1955

17

2

Toulouse

Saint-Gaudens

 Charly Gaul (LUX)

1954

12

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Louison Bobet (FRA)

1953

11

2

Cauterets

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Jean Robic (FRA)

1952

17

2

Toulouse

Bagnères-de-Bigorre

 Raphaël Géminiani (FRA)

1951

14

2

Tarbes

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Fausto Coppi (ITA)

1950

11

2

Pau

Saint-Gaudens

 Kléber Piot (FRA)

1949

11

2

Pau

Bagnères-de-Luchon

 Apo Lazarides (FRA)

1948

8

2

Lourdes

Toulouse

 Jean Robic (FRA)

1947

15

1

Bagnères-de-Luchon

Pau

 Jean Robic (FRA)

Information from Wikipedia - Col d’Aspin