Col d'Aspin - Arreau Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

5.6
FIETS
7.4 mi
DISTANCE
2,621 ft
GAINED
6.6 %
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This 7.4 mile bike climb is located in Hautes-Pyrénées, Occitanie, France. The average gradient is 6.6% and there is a total elevation gain of 2,621 ft, finishing at 4,889 ft.

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For those looking to stay in the area we would recommend the Pyrenees Cycling Lodge. Located in the beautiful medieval village of Saint Savin and hosted by Mark & Niamh, the Lodge is run by cyclists for cyclists. It is a great location for any cycling adventure in the Pyrenees with several renowned climbs within 100km of the property and 6 Tour de France climbs within 15km. Visit their website or contact them directly at pyreneescyclinglodge@gmail.com .

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Photo by Stephen Colebourne

This col has been included in the Tour de France a staggering 52 times since it was first featured in 1947.  Of the its TdF history, Wikipedia writes:

“The pass has been part of the Tour de France 71 times, largely because it is the middle link in a chain of three road climbs, the other links being the Col du Tourmalet (2,115 m (6,939 ft)) and Col de Peyresourde (1,569 m (5,148 ft)). The first time the Col d'Aspin was crossed was in 1910, when the leader over the summit was Octave Lapize.

In the 1950 Tour, there was an altercation at the pass, with bottles and stones being thrown at the riders, and the Italian team with Gino Bartali and Fiorenzo Magni, the leaders at the time, withdrew from the Tour at the end of the stage from Pau to Saint-Gaudens.  It was included in Stage 16 of the 2012 tour.”  
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Steepest kilometer begins at km 7.2 (9%)

PJAMM will document Col d’Aspin September, 2018