Col de Peyresourde

The Col de Peyresourde (Occitan: Còth de Pèira Sorda) is a mountain pass in the central Pyrenees on the border of the department of Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées in France.

Starting from Bagnères de Luchon (east), the Col de Peyresourde is 15.27 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 939 m. (an average of 6.1%). The steepest sections are 9.8%.

Starting from Armenteule (west), the climb is 8.3 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 629 m. (an average of 7.6%).

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.
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