Port de Pailhères

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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).

Starting from Mijanes, the Col de Pailhères is 10.6 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 871 m. (an average percentage of 8.2%) with a maximum gradient of 10.2%.

Starting from Ax-les-Thermes, the Col de Pailhères is 18.6 km long. Over this distance, the climb is 1281 m. (an average percentage of 6.9%) with a maximum gradient of 10.4% near the summit.

The climb has been used in four stages of the Tour de France cycle race in 2003, 2005, 2007 (14th stage), and 2010 (14th stage).
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