Canadian Cycling Magazine

Col de Peyresourd­e


9.7 7.8 km, per cent

The Peyresourd­e has been included in the Tour since 1910 when the race first took on the Pyrenees. The climbs inspired eventual-winner Octave Lapize to call the organizers “assassins” for including those mountain passes. Peyresourd­e has been such a regular part of the route that it has been climbed 14 times this century. Since the Second World War, legends such as Fausto Coppi, Ferderico Bahamontes and Bernard Hinaut have led over its summit. In 2016, Chris Froome caught his rivals sleeping and attacked over the top to earn the stage win and yellow jersey down in Bagnères-de-luchon. Organizers planned 2020’s Stage 8 finish in Loudenviel­le after the descent of Peyresourd­e.

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