Tour de France 2018 stage 17 mountain passes: Col de Portet

Tour de France 2018 stage 17 mountain passes: Col de Portet

The Col de Portet is a French mountain pass located in the Pyrenees in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées and the Occitanie region. Col de Portet (not to be confused with the Portet d’Aspet of stage 16), is included in the Tour for the first time. At 2,215 meters, it will be the highest ever summit finish in the Pyrenees in history, and the highest point of this years’ edition. It is steep and long, consistently over 10%. The climb is also due to be paved in time for the race, and when it happens, it will be the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees (it is currently Col du Tourmalet).

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