Stage 9 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage between Saint-Girons and Bagnères-de-Bigorre. The length of the course is 168.5 kilometers.
|DATE||July 07 2013, Sunday|
|START-FINISH||Saint-Girons (412 m) > Bagnères-de-Bigorre (551 m)|
|LENGTH OF THE COURSE||168.5 km|
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Mountain passes & hills
|28.5||Col de Portet d’Aspet (1 069 m), 5.4 kilometre-long climb at 6.9%||2|
|44.0||Col de Menté (1 349 m), 7 kilometre-long climb at 7.7%||1|
|90.0||Col de Peyresourde (1 569 m), 13.2 kilometre-long climb at 7%||1|
|110.5||Col de Val Louron-Azet (1 580 m), 7.4 kilometre-long climb at 8.3%||1|
|138.0||La Hourquette d’Ancizan (1 564 m), 9.9 kilometre-long climb at 7.5%||1|
@km 73.0, Bagnères-de-Luchon
Saint-Girons is a commune in the Ariège department in southwestern France. (wiki)Saint-Girons hosted a Tour de France stage 5-time in history.
Col de Portet d’Aspet
The Col de Portet d’Aspet is a mountain pass in the central Pyrenees in the department of Haute-Garonne in France. It is situated on the D618 road between Aspet and Saint-Girons . At 1,069 metres (3,507 ft), it connects the Ger and Bouigane valleys, on the slopes of the Pic de Paloumère (1608 m).
The Col de Portet d’Aspet was first used in the Tour de France in 1910 and has appeared regularly since. The leader over the summit in 1910 was Octave Lapize.
Since 1947, the Col has featured 27 times (including on stage 15 of the 2007 tour). The 15th stage was selected for the 2007 L’Étape du Tour, in which amateur and club riders ride over a full stage of the tour. (wiki)
In 1995 Tour de France, Fabio Casartelli died on the descent from the Portet-d’Aspet pass.
Col de Menté
The Col de Menté (1,349 m./4,426 ft.) is a mountain pass in the central Pyrenees in the department of Haute-Garonne in France. It is situated on the D44 road between Saint-Béat and the D618 (at the bottom of the Col de Portet d’Aspet) and connects the Ger and Garonne valleys.
The Col de Menté was first used in the Tour de France in 1966 and has appeared frequently since. The leader over the summit in 1966 was Joaquim Galera.
The Col has featured 17 times, including crossing the Col de Menté-Le Mourtis in 1979 and 1995. (wiki)
Col de Peyresourde
The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the central Pyrenees on the border of the department of Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées in France. It is situated on the D618 road between Bagnères de Luchon and Arreau.The Col de Peyresourde 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.
In 2007, the Tour de France crossed the Col de Peyresourde on stage 15, joining the climb at Saint-Aventin (5.5 km from Bagnères de Luchon) after descending from the Port de Balès. This stage was selected for the 2007 L’Étape du Tour, in which amateur and club riders ride over a full stage of the tour.
The col was crossed twice in the 2012 Tour de France, firstly on Stage 16 from Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon, when it was ranked a Category 1 climb, and again on the following day, when it was unranked, with the stage continuing on to the ski station at nearby Peyragudes. (wiki)
Col de Val Louron-Azet
The Col de Val Louron-Azet is a pass of the Pyrenees rising to 1580 meters. Located in the French department of Hautes-Pyrénées in the region Midi-Pyrénées , it connects Saint-Lary-Soulan in the Aure valley to Genos and Loudenvielle in Louron valley.
The Col de Val Louron-Azet was first used in the Tour de France in 1997 (Marco Pantani was the first rider at the top). The col was later appeared in 1999, 2001 and 2005 editions.
La Hourquette d’Ancizan
La Hourquette d’Ancizan (1,538 m.) is a high mountain pass in the French Pyrenees in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées, between the communities of Ancizan (east) and Campan (west).
La Hourquette d’Ancizan was first used in the Tour de France on stage 12 of the 2011 tour, when the leader over the summit was Laurent Mangel. (wiki)
Bagnères-de-Bigorre, located on the Adour river, is a French commune in the south-western Hautes-Pyrénées department, of which it is a sub-prefecture.Bagnères-de-Bigorre hosted a Tour de France stage 10-time in history. The last one in 2008, won by Ricardo Ricco.