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Sep 23, 2014
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New Climbs for Tour de France

New Climbs Tour de France

With the Tour de France route for 2015 to be announced next month, I had a look to see how often Le Tour finds new climbs to use. The answer is very often. What could be new in 2015?

2012: Col de Péguère Cat 2,  Peyragudes Cat 1 , Col du Portel Cat 2 – near Quillan .
2011: Hourquette d’Ancizan Cat 1
2008: Col de Portel Cat 1
2007: Port de Bales Cat HC, Col de la Pierre Saint Martin Cat 1 – Spanish side
2003 Port of Pailhères Cat HC
2001: Col Coudons Cat2 – Crossed in 1955 but not categorized, Ax 3 Domaines Cat 1
1999: Piau Engaly Cat 1
1998: Plateau de Beille (HC).
1997: Col de Val-Louron Azet Cat 1
1996: Port Larrau Cat HC
1995: Port de Lers Cat 1
1994 Hautacam Cat HC
1993: Col de Garabeil Cat 2, Cote de Puyvalador Cat 2
1991 Somport Cat 1, Col Pourtalet Cat 1 – Spanish side, Val Louron Cat 1
1989-Cambasque Cat 1
1988 Col d’Agnes Cat 1
1987: Col des Bordères Cat 2, Col du Soudet Cat HC
1986: Col de Bagargui Cat 2, Col de Burdincurucheta Cat 1
1985 Luz-Ardiden Cat HC
1984: Col de la Core Cat 1 and Guzet-Neige Cat 1
1978: Col de Marie Blanque Cat 1

New Climbs Tour de France

Tour de France 2014 on Hautacam

3 Comments

  1. Kasper Anker says:

    One could add:
    2014: Col de la Croix des Moinats (cat 2), Col de Grosse Pierre (cat 2 – new climb though the mountain pass had been ridden before), Col des Chévrères (cat 1), Col de Palaquit (cat 1), Risoul (cat 1)
    2013: Col de Sarenne (cat 2), New route to Semnoz (HC)
    2012: Planche des Belles Filles (cat 1), the ones in the Swiss Jura including Col des Croix (cat 1), Col du Grand Colombier (HC)
    2011: Col de Pramartino (cat 2)
    2009: Verbier and Col de Romme (both cat 1)
    2008: Col d’Agnel (HC – not intended), Prato Nevoso (cat 1) and Col de la Lombarde (HC)
    2007: Montée de Hauteville and Tignes (both cat 1)
    2006: Pla de Beret (cat 1), Col du Mollard (cat 2) and La Toussuire (cat1)
    2004: Col de l’Echarasson (cat 1)

    It just underlines your point.

    Which new climbs do you expect for the 2015 TdF?

    • VeloPeloton says:

      Pla de Beret, I missed that one, I had not looked in Spain or Andorra.Add Andorre-Arcalis in 1997.

      New for 2015. The northern side of La Pierre-Saint-Martin.

  2. VeloPeloton says:

    It seems that Col de la Pierre-Saint-Martin will be a stage finish on 14th July 2015. The cols was crossed before from the Spanish side. This will be the first time up the French side.

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