Pla d'Adet

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Pla d'Adet (Saint-Lary 1700)
An overview of the ski resort
An overview of the ski resort
Pla d'Adet (Saint-Lary 1700) is located in Pyrenees
Pla d'Adet (Saint-Lary 1700)
Pla d'Adet (Saint-Lary 1700)
Location within Pyrenees
Nearest city Tarbes
Coordinates 42°48′55″N 0°17′30″E / 42.8152°N 0.2918°E / 42.8152; 0.2918Coordinates: 42°48′55″N 0°17′30″E / 42.8152°N 0.2918°E / 42.8152; 0.2918
Top elevation 3,194 m (10,479 ft)[1]
Base elevation 830 m (2,720 ft)[1]
Runs 55
Lift system 30
Website Website

Pla d'Adet or Saint-Lary 1700 is a ski resort in the French Pyrenees, in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, and the region Midi-Pyrénées. The resort is situated above the village of Saint-Lary-Soulan, at an altitude of 1,680 metres (5,510 ft).[2] The climb to the ski station is frequently used as a stage finish in the Tour de France cycle race.

Skiing infrastructure[edit]

Ski area[edit]

  • 55 ski slopes[3]
  • 30 lifts[3]

Cycle racing[edit]

Details of the climb[edit]

The climb to the ski station starts at Vignec, on the outskirts of Saint-Lary-Soulan. From here, the climb is 10.7 km (6.6 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb gains 861 m (2,825 ft) in altitude, at an average gradient of 8%, with several sections near the start of the climb in excess of 12%.[2]

The finish line of the climb as used in the Tour de France is at 1,680 m (5,510 ft), although in 2005 this was at 1,669 m (5,476 ft).[4]

Tour de France[edit]

The Tour de France has featured Pla d'Adet as a finish on 10 occasions since 1974, most recently in 2014.[4]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Category Stage winner Yellow jersey
2014 17 Saint-Gaudens 124.5 HC  Rafał Majka (POL)  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2005 15 Lézat-sur-Lèze 205 HC  George Hincapie (USA)  Lance Armstrong (USA)
2001 13 Foix 194 HC  Lance Armstrong (USA)  Lance Armstrong (USA)
1993 16 Andorra 230 1  Zenon Jaskuła (POL)  Miguel Indurain (ESP)
1982 13 Pau 122 HC  Beat Breu (SUI)  Bernard Hinault (FRA)
1981 6 Saint-Gaudens 117 HC  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)  Phil Anderson (AUS)
1978 11 Pau 161 1  Mariano Martínez (FRA)  Joseph Bruyère (BEL)
1976 14 Saint-Gaudens 139 1  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)  Lucien Van Impe (BEL)
1975 11 Pau 160 1  Joop Zoetemelk (NED)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)
1974 16 La Seu d'Urgell 209 1  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)  Eddy Merckx (BEL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saint-Lary Star des Pyrenees". www.saintlary.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Le Plat d'Adet - Vignec". climbbybike. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Ski hire SAINT LARY - PLA D'ADET 1700". Intersport. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Saint-Lary-Soulan-Pla d'Adet dans le Tour de France" (in French). ledicodutour. Retrieved 14 July 2014.