Port de Pailhères
|Port de Pailhères|
Sign at Mijanès at the start of the Port de Pailhères
|Elevation||2,001 m (6,565 ft)|
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
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
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.
Appearances in Tour de France
|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)|
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