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Col des Ares (elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)) is a mountain pass located in Haute-Garonne, between Juzet-d'Izaut and Fronsac, some thirty kilometres north of Bagnères-de-Luchon, and south-west of Aspet.

Col des Ares
Vue depuis le Col des Ares.JPG
Col des Ares
Elevation797 m (2,615 ft)[1]
Traversed byD618
LocationHaute-Garonne, France
RangePyrenees
Coordinates42°59′27.7″N 0°41′38.4″E / 42.991028°N 0.694000°E / 42.991028; 0.694000Coordinates: 42°59′27.7″N 0°41′38.4″E / 42.991028°N 0.694000°E / 42.991028; 0.694000
Col des Ares is located in Pyrenees
Col des Ares
Col des Ares
Location in the Pyrenees
Summit of Col des Ares

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Details of the climbsEdit

From Fronsac (west), the ascent is 8.4 km (5.2 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb gains 330 m (1,080 ft) in height at an average of 3.9%.[2]

From La Moulette, near Cazaunous, (east), the climb is 6.7 km (4.2 mi) long climbing 310 m (1,020 ft) at an average of 4.6%.[3] Before reaching Juzet-d'Izaut, the D618 crosses the Col de Buret 599 m (1,965 ft)[4]

Tour de FranceEdit

The Col des Ares 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.[5] It was crossed on Stage 17 of the 2012 tour[6] and in 2014 on stage 16.

Appearances in Tour de France (since 1947)Edit

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2017 12 2 Pau Peyragudes   Thomas De Gendt (BEL)
2014 16 2 Carcassonne Bagnères-de-Luchon   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2012 17 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Peyragudes   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2010 15 2 Pamiers Bagnères-de-Luchon   Thomas Voeckler (FRA)
2008 9 3 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre   Sebastian Lang (DEU)
2006 12 2 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne   Michael Rasmussen (DEN)
2004 13 3 Lannemezan Plateau de Beille   Sylvain Chavanel (FRA)
1999 15 2 Saint-Gaudens Piau-Engaly   Mariano Piccoli (ITA)
1997 10 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Andorra   Laurent Brochard (FRA)
1989 11 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Blagnac   Gert-Jan Theunisse (NED)
1984 11 3 Pau Guzet-Neige   Theo de Rooij (NED)
1981 6 3 Saint-Gaudens Saint-Lary Soulan (Pla d'Adet)   Bernard Becaas (FRA)
1972 9 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Colomiers   Christian Raymond (FRA)
1968 14 2 la Seu d'Urgell Canet-Plage   Franco Bitossi (ITA)
1966 11 3 Pau Bagnères-de-Luchon   Joaquim Galera (ESP)
1964 15 3 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Luchon   Joaquim Galera (ESP)
1963 12 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse   Rik Van Looy (BEL)
1962 14 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne   André Darrigade (FRA)
1961 16 3 Toulouse Superbagnères   Imerio Massignan (ITA)
1960 12 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse   André Darrigade (FRA)
1957 17 Ax-les-Thermes Saint-Gaudens Group
1956 13 3 Bagnères-de-Luchon Toulouse   Bruno Monti (ITA)
1952 17 Toulouse Bagnères-de-Bigorre Group
1951 15 Bagnères-de-Luchon Carcassonne   José Serra (ESP)
1948 8 Lourdes Toulouse   Jean Robic (FRA)
1947 14 Carcassonne Bagnères-de-Luchon   Albert Bourlon (FRA)

From 1947 to 1952, and in 1957, the climb was not classified.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IGN map
  2. ^ "Col des Ares: Fronsac". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Col des Ares: La Moulette". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Col de Buret: Aspet". www.climbbybike.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  5. ^ Woodland, Les (2003). The Yellow Jersey companion to the Tour de France. Random House. p. 261. ISBN 0-224-06318-9.
  6. ^ "Stage 16: Pau – Bagnères-de-Luchon". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.

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