Col du Portillon

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The Col du Portillon (Catalan: El coll de Portilló) (elevation 1,293 metres (4,242 ft)) is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. It connects Bagnères-de-Luchon in France with Bossòst in the Val d'Aran, Spain.

Details of climb

Starting from Bossòst, the climb is 8.6 km (5.3 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 583 m (1,913 ft) at an average of 6.8%. The steepest section is at 8.2%, 3 km (2 mi) from the summit.Starting from Bagnères-de-Luchon, the climb is 10.2 km (6.3 mi) long. Over this distance, the climb is 663 m (2,175 ft) at an average of 6.5%. The final 7.9 km (4.9 mi) is at an average gradient of 8.4%, with the steepest section being at 13.9%.

Appearances in Tour de France

The Col du Portillon was first used in the Tour de France in 1957, since when it has featured 18 times, most recently in 2006, when the leader over the summit was David de la Fuente.
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