Port de Pailhères

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Port de Pailhères
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Sign at Mijanès at the start of the Port de Pailhères
Elevation 2,001 m (6,565 ft)
Traversed by D25
Location Ariège, France
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°44′0″N 01°59′33″E / 42.73333°N 1.99250°E / 42.73333; 1.99250Coordinates: 42°44′0″N 01°59′33″E / 42.73333°N 1.99250°E / 42.73333; 1.99250
Port de Pailhères is located in Pyrenees
Port de Pailhères
Port de Pailhères
Location of Port de Pailhères

The Port de Pailhères (or Col de Pailhères) (2,001 m (6,565 ft)) is a pass in the Ariège department of the French Pyrenees, located on the secondary road D25 between Mijanès (south-east) and Ax-les-Thermes (west).

Details of climb[edit]

Starting from Mijanes, the Col de Pailhères is 10.6 km (6.6 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 871 m (2,858 ft) (an average percentage of 8.2%) with a maximum gradient of 10.2%.

Starting from Ax-les-Thermes, the Col de Pailhères is 18.6 km (11.6 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 1,281 m (4,203 ft). (an average percentage of 6.9%) with a maximum gradient of 10.4% near the summit.

Tour de France[edit]

The climb has been used in five stages of the Tour de France cycle race with its first appearance coming in 2003. In 2013, it was used on the eighth stage, when the riders also competed for the Souvenir Henri Desgrange.[1]

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2013 8 HC Castres Ax-3 Domaines  Nairo Quintana (COL)
2010 14 HC Revel Ax-3 Domaines  Christophe Riblon (FRA)
2007 14 HC Mazamet Plateau-de-Beille  Rubén Pérez (ESP)
2005 14 HC Agde Ax-3 Domaines  Georg Totschnig (AUT)
2003 13 1 Toulouse Ax-3 Domaines  Juan Miguel Mercado (ESP)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stage 8: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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