Col des Ares

Col des Ares

Col des Ares is a Cat 3 climb in Haute-Garonne, between Juzet-d’Izaut and Fronsac, some thirty kilometres north of Bagnères-de-Luchon, and south-west of Aspet.

The summit is at 797m altitude. There is a cafe and small hotel at the summit.

Climb Col des Aers

As climbs in the Pyrenees go, this one is easy, not very high, not very steep, not very long and with lots of shade.

Cat 3 from Fronsac (west), the ascent is 8.4 km @ 3.9% climbing 330m. Road D618.

Col des Ares
Col des Ares – West

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Cat 3 from La Moulette, near Cazaunous, (east), the climb is 6.7 km @ 4.6% climbing 310m. Before reaching Juzet-d’Izaut, the D618 crosses the Col de Buret (599 m.), they are essentially the same climb. Road D618.

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Col des Ares – East

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Tour de France

Col des Ares is a Tour de France classic having appeared on the first mountain stage in 1910.

1910 : Lapize
1912 : Defraye
1914 : Alavoine
1919 : Alavoine
1920/1923 : c.g.
1924 : L. Buysse
1925 : Bottecchia
1926/1932 : c.g.
1933 : Geyer
1934 : Vignoli
1936 : Ducazeaux
1937 : S. Maes
1938 : Gallien
1947 : Bourlon
1948 : Robic
1951 : Serra
1952 : c.g.
1956 : Monti
1957 : c.g.
1958 : Bahamontes
1960 : Darrigade
1961 : Massignan
1962 : Darrigade
1963 : Van Looy
1964 : Galera
1966 : Galera
1968 : Bitossi
1972 : C. Raymond
1981 : Becaas
1984 : De Rooy
1989 : Theunisse
1997 : Brochard
1999 : Piccoli
2004 : Chavanel
2006 : Rasmussen
2008 : Lang
2010 : Voeckler

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