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CAUTERETS - CAMBASQUE

ARGELES GAZOST
Information:
65400 ARGELES-GAZOST
Tel: 05 62 92 50 50 05 62 92 71 31 05 62 97 00 25
Cauterets, a well-known spa town, entered the history of the Tour de France fairly lat on. It was only in 1953 that it became a stopover for the first time. It was then necessary however to wait 36 years for the Tour to come back and reward Miguel Indurain's victory in the Cambasque stage.
A ride up to Cauterets stage of the 2015 Tour through main square in Cauterets, you will be tackling the short but steep climb of Cambasque scene of the Lemond - Fignon battle of the 1989 Tour.
Type of itinerary: Cyclotouriste
Duration: 2h30
Distance: 44 km
Level: Difficile
Departure: ARGELES-GAZOST
Minimum altitude: 440 m.
Maximum altitude: 1350 m.
Recommendations: Recommended season : from April to November (due to snowfall)
Required gear ratios : 39x25 to 34x25
Comments: Camabsque is a first category pass (from Cauterets)
Average gradient : 9%
Max Average : 10 %