Col du Portillon

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Col du Portillon
Col du Portillon - le poste-frontière espagnol (Pyrénées).jpg
Col du Portillon : Spanish frontier post (1965)
Elevation 1,293 m (4,242 ft)[1]
Traversed by D618A / N-141
Location Haute Garonne, France
Lleida, Spain
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°46′9″N 0°39′36″E / 42.76917°N 0.66000°E / 42.76917; 0.66000Coordinates: 42°46′9″N 0°39′36″E / 42.76917°N 0.66000°E / 42.76917; 0.66000
Col du Portillon is located in Pyrenees
Col du Portillon
Col du Portillon
Location of Col du Portillon

The Col du Portillon (Catalan: El coll de Portilló) (elevation 1,293 metres (4,242 ft)) is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. It connects Bagnères-de-Luchon in France with Bossòst in the Val d'Aran, Spain.

Details of climb[edit]

Starting from Bossòst, the climb is 8.6 km (5.3 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 583 m (1,913 ft) at an average of 6.8%. The steepest section is at 8.2%, 3 km (2 mi) from the summit.[2]

Starting from Bagnères-de-Luchon, the climb is 10.2 km (6.3 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 663 m (2,175 ft) at an average of 6.5%. The final 7.9 km (4.9 mi) is at an average gradient of 8.4%, with the steepest section being at 13.9%.[3]

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

The Col du Portillon was first used in the Tour de France in 1957, since when it has featured 18 times, most recently in 2006, when the leader over the summit was David de la Fuente.[4]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2014 17 1 Saint-Gaudens Pla d'Adet  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)
2006 11 1 Tarbes Pla-de-Beret  David de la Fuente (ESP)
2005 15 1 Lézat-sur-Lèze Pla d'Adet  Karsten Kroon (NED)
2003 14 1 Saint-Girons Loudenvielle  Richard Virenque (FRA)
2001 13 1 Foix Pla d'Adet  Laurent Jalabert (FRA)
1999 15 1 Saint-Gaudens Piau-Engaly  Kurt Van De Wouwer (BEL)
1993 16 2 Andorra Pla d'Adet  Tony Rominger (SUI)
1979 1 1 Fleurance Bagnères de Luchon  Jean-René Bernaudeau (FRA)
1976 14 2 Saint-Gaudens Pla d'Adet  Pedro Torres (ESP)
1974 16 2 Seo de Urgel Pla d'Adet  Domingo Perurena (ESP)
1973 13 1 Bourg-Madame Bagnères de Luchon  Luis Ocaña (ESP)
1971 14 2 Revel Bagnères de Luchon  José Manuel Fuente (ESP)
1969 16 2 Castelnaudary Bagnères de Luchon  Raymond Delisle (FRA)
1967 16 2 Toulouse Bagnères de Luchon  Fernando Manzanèque (ESP)
1966 11 1 Pau Bagnères de Luchon  Marcello Mugnaini (ITA)
1964 15 2 Toulouse Bagnères de Luchon  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
1963 11 2 Bagnères-de-Bigorre Bagnères de Luchon  Guy Ignolin (FRA)
1961 16 2 Toulouse Superbagnères  Imerio Massignan (ITA)
1957 17 2 Ax-les-Thermes Saint-Gaudens  Désiré Keteleer (BEL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN map
  2. ^ "Col du Portillon – Bossòst". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Col du Portillon – Bagnères-de-Luchon". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Le col du Portillon dans le Tour de France" (in French). Retrieved 18 September 2011. 

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