Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) Stage 8 Profile

Stage 8 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Castres and Ax 3 Domaines. The length of the course is 195 kilometers.

STAGE DETAILS

DATE July 06 2013, Saturday
STAGE TYPE Mountain with summit finish
START-FINISH Castres (175 m) > Ax 3 Domaines (1375 m)
LENGTH OF THE COURSE 195 km
DIFFICULTY 4-star
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Tour de France 2013 stage 8 profile
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 profile

Mountain passes & hills

Km Details Category
26.5 Côte de Saint-Ferréol, 2.2 kilometre-long climb at 5.4% 3
166.0 Col de Pailhères (2 001 m), 15.3 kilometre-long climb at 8% HC
193.5 Ax 3 Domaines, 7.8 kilometre-long climb at 8.2% 1
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 climb details - Col de Pailhères
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 climb details – Col de Pailhères (2 001 m)
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 climb details - Ax 3 Domaines
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 climb details – Ax 3 Domaines

@km 119.5, Quillan

Tour de France 2013 stage 8 intermediate sprint
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 intermediate sprint
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 last kms
Tour de France 2013 stage 8 last kms

Castres

Castres
Castres

Castres is a commune, and arrondissement capital in the Tarn department and Midi-Pyrénées region in southern France. It lies in the former French province of Languedoc.Castres is (after Toulouse, Tarbes and Albi) the fourth largest industrial centre of the predominantly rural Midi-Pyrénées région and the largest in that part of Languedoc lying between Toulouse and Montpellier. (wiki)Castres hosted a Tour de France stage 5-time in history. The birthplace of famous socialist leader Jean Jaurès was notably the scene of a time trial that proved decisive in the victories of Chris Boardman in 1996 and Bobby Julich in 1998. Apart from Tom Boonen, another winner of the Tour’s Green Jersey is even more intimately connected to the town: Jacques Esclassan, winner of the points’ classification in 1977 and five-time stage winner, was born and still lives in Castres.

Col de Pailhères

Col de Pailhères
Col de Pailhères, Tour de France 2010

The Port de Pailhères or Col de Pailhères is a pass in the Ariège department of the French Pyrenees. The summit is at an altitude of 2,001 metres, and is located on the secondary road D25 between Mijanès (south-eastern) and Ax-les-Thermes (western).The climb has been used in four stages of the Tour de France before: in 2003, 2005, 2007 (14th stage), and 2010 (14th stage). (wiki)

Ax 3 Domaines

Ax 3 Domaines, Tour de France 2010
Cyclists ride the course of Stage 14 of the Tour de France 2010, the first stage to enter the Pyrenees in Ax 3 Domaines.

Ax 3 Domaines is a winter sports resort situated in the commune of Ax-les-Thermes, departement of Ariège, in France.Ten years after a Ax 3 Domaines finish, when Carlos Sastre celebrated both his first Tour stage victory and the birth of his son, the peloton will begin its visit to the Pyrenees with a final which has already been tried and tested. During the 2010 edition, Christophe Riblon made the most of the two consecutive climbs – picking up his first Grande Boucle win en solo. (letour.fr)

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