Col de Peyresourde

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Col de Peyresourde
Peyresourde.jpg
The eastern approach to the Col de Peyresourde
Elevation 1,569 m (5,148 ft)
Traversed by D618
Location Haute-Garonne/Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°48′08″N 0°27′46″E / 42.80222°N 0.46278°E / 42.80222; 0.46278Coordinates: 42°48′08″N 0°27′46″E / 42.80222°N 0.46278°E / 42.80222; 0.46278
Col de Peyresourde is located in Pyrenees
Col de Peyresourde
Col de Peyresourde
Location of Col de Peyresourde

The Col de Peyresourde (Occitan: Còth de Pèira Sorda) is a mountain pass in the central Pyrenees on the border of the department of Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées in France. It is situated on the D618 road between Bagnères de Luchon and Arreau.

Details of climb[edit]

Starting from Bagnères de Luchon (east), the Col de Peyresourde is 15.27 km. long. Over this distance, the climb is 939 m. (an average of 6.1%). The steepest sections are 9.8%.[1]

Starting from Armenteule (west), the climb is 8.3 km. long. Over this distance, the climb is 629 m. (an average of 7.6%).[2]

Tour de France[edit]

The Col de Peyresourde was first used in the Tour de France in 1910 and has appeared frequently since.[3] The leader over the summit in 1910 was Octave Lapize.[4]

In 2007, the Tour de France crossed the Col de Peyresourde on stage 15, joining the climb at Saint-Aventin (5.5 km from Bagnères de Luchon) after descending from the Port de Balès. This stage was selected for the 2007 L'Étape du Tour, in which amateur and club riders ride over a full stage of the tour.

The col was crossed twice in the 2012 Tour de France, firstly on Stage 16 from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon, when it was ranked a Category 1 climb,[5] and again on the following day, when it was unranked, with the stage continuing on to the ski station at nearby Peyragudes.[6]

Appearances in Tour de France (since 1947)[edit]

[3]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2014 17 1 Saint-Gaudens Pla d'Adet  Vasil Kiryienka (BLR)
2013 9 1 Saint-Girons Bagnères-de-Bigorre  Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
2012 17 Not categorised Bagnères-de-Luchon Peyragudes  Alejandro Valverde (ESP)
2012 16 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2010 16 1 Bagnères-de-Luchon Pau  Sylvester Szmyd (POL)
2008 9 1 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre  Sebastian Lang (DEU)
2007 15 1 Foix Loudenvielle  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ)
2006 11 1 Tarbes Pla-de-Beret  David de la Fuente (ESP)
2005 15 1 Lézat-sur-Lèze Pla d'Adet  Laurent Brochard (FRA)
2003 14 1 Saint-Girons Loudenvielle  Gilberto Simoni (ITA)
2001 13 1 Foix Pla d'Adet  Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
1999 15 1 Saint-Gaudens Piau-Engaly  Alberto Elli (ITA)
1998 10 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Rodolfo Massi (ITA)
1995 15 1 Saint-Girons Cauterets-Crêtes du Lys  Richard Virenque (FRA)
1994 12 1 Lourdes Luz-Ardiden  Roberto Torres (ESP)
1993 16 1 Andorra Pla d'Adet  Claudio Chiappucci (ITA)
1989 10 1 Cauterets Superbagnères  Robert Millar (GBR)
1988 15 1 Saint-Girons Luz-Ardiden  Steven Rooks (NED)
1986 13 1 Pau Superbagnères  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1983 10 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Robert Millar (GBR)
1981 6 1 Saint-Gaudens Pla d'Adet  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1980 13 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Raymond Martin (FRA)
1979 3 2 Bagnères de Luchon Pau  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1976 14 1 Saint-Gaudens Pla d'Adet  Luis Ocana (ESP)
1974 16 2 La Seu d'Urgell Pla d'Adet  Vicente Lopez-Carril (ESP)
1972 8 2 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)
1971 16a 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Gourette-Eaux-Bonnes  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)
1970 18 2 Saint-Gaudens La Mongie  Raymond Delisle (FRA)
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  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
1962 12 2 Pau Saint-Gaudens  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
1961 17 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Pau  Imerio Massignan (ITA)
1960 11 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Kurt Gimmi (SUI)
1959 11 1 Bagnères-de-Bigorre Saint-Gaudens  Valentin Huot (FRA)
1958 14 1 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
1956 12 Not categorised Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Jean-Pierre Schmitz (LUX)
1955 17 2 Toulouse Saint-Gaudens  Charly Gaul (LUX)
1954 12 2 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Federico Bahamontes (ESP)
1953 11 2 Cauterets Bagnères-de-Luchon  Jean Robic (FRA)
1952 17 2 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre  Antonio Gelabert (ESP)
1951 14 2 Tarbes Bagnères-de-Luchon  Fausto Coppi (ITA)
1949 11 2 Pau Bagnères de Luchon  Jean Robic (FRA)
1948 8 2 Lourdes Toulouse  Jean Robic (FRA)
1947 15 1 Bagnères-de-Luchon Pau  Jean Robic (FRA)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Col de Peyresourde: Bagnères de Luchon". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Col de Peyresourde: Armenteule". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Le col de Peyresourde dans le Tour de France depuis 1947" (in French). ledicodutour. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Woodland, Les (2003). The Yellow Jersey companion to the Tour de France. Random House. p. 264. ISBN 0-224-06318-9. 
  5. ^ "Stage 16: Pau –Bagnères-de-Luchon". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon –Peyragudes". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 

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