Col des Ares

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This article is about the pass in Haute-Garonne. For the pass on the border between France and Spain, see Col d'Ares.
Col des Ares
Vue depuis le Col des Ares.JPG
Col des Ares
Elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)[1]
Traversed by D618
Location Haute-Garonne, France
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°59′27.7″N 0°41′38.4″E / 42.991028°N 0.694000°E / 42.991028; 0.694000Coordinates: 42°59′27.7″N 0°41′38.4″E / 42.991028°N 0.694000°E / 42.991028; 0.694000
Col des Ares is located in Pyrenees
Col des Ares
Col des Ares
Location of Col des Ares
Summit of Col des Ares

Col des Ares (elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)) is a mountain pass located in Haute-Garonne, between Juzet-d'Izaut and Fronsac, some thirty kilometres north of Bagnères-de-Luchon, and south-west of Aspet.

Details of the climbs[edit]

From Fronsac (west), the ascent is 8.4 km (5.2 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb gains 330 m (1,080 ft) in height at an average of 3.9%.[2]

From La Moulette, near Cazaunous, (east), the climb is 6.7 km (4.2 mi) long climbing 310 m (1,020 ft) at an average of 4.6%.[3] Before reaching Juzet-d'Izaut, the D618 crosses the Col de Buret 599 m (1,965 ft)[4]

Tour de France[edit]

The Col des Ares was first used in the Tour de France in 1910 and has appeared frequently since. The leader over the summit in 1910 was Octave Lapize.[5] It was crossed on Stage 17 of the 2012 tour[6] and in 2014 on stage 16.

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

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2014 16 2 Carcassonne Bagnères-de-Luchon  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2012 17 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Peyragudes  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2010 15 2 Pamiers Bagnères-de-Luchon  Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2008 9 3 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre  Sebastian Lang (DEU)
2006 12 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne  Michael Rasmussen (DEN)
2004 13 3 Lannemezan Plateau de Beille  Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
1999 15 2 Saint-Gaudens Piau-Engaly  Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
1997 10 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Andorra  Laurent Brochard (FRA)
1989 11 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Blagnac  Gert-Jan Theunisse (NED)
1984 11 3 Pau Guzet-Neige  Theo de Rooij (NED)
1981 6 3 Saint-Gaudens Saint-Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet)  Bernard Becaas (FRA)
1972 9 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Colomiers  Christian Raymond (FRA)
1968 14 2 la Seu d'Urgell Canet-Plage  Franco Bitossi (ITA)
1966 11 3 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon  Joaquim Galera (ESP)
1964 15 3 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Luchon  Joaquim Galera (ESP)
1963 12 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse  Rik Van Looy (BEL)
1962 14 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne  André Darrigade (FRA)
1961 16 3 Toulouse Superbagnères  Imerio Massignan (ITA)
1960 12 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse  André Darrigade (FRA)
1957 17 Ax-les-Thermes Saint-Gaudens Group
1956 13 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse  Bruno Monti (ITA)
1952 17 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre Group
1951 15 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne  José Serra (ESP)
1948 8 Lourdes Toulouse  Jean Robic (FRA)
1947 14 Carcassonne Bagnères-de-Luchon  Albert Bourlon (FRA)

From 1947 to 1952, and in 1957, the climb was not classified.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN map
  2. ^ "Col des Ares: Fronsac". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Col des Ares: La Moulette". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Col de Buret: Aspet". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Woodland, Les (2003). The Yellow Jersey companion to the Tour de France. Random House. p. 261. ISBN 0-224-06318-9. 
  6. ^ "Stage 16: Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 


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