Col de Portet d'Aspet

Col de Portet d'Aspet

Distance: 
15.29
KM
Elevation: 
616.00
m
Inclination: 
4.98
%

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Unfortunately this mountain pass is famous because of the tragic accident on July 18 in 1995 that took the life of Motorola professional racer Fabio Casartelli.

The second category climb is not so difficult, but the descent is tricky and when Casartelli lost control over his bike at high speed, he became a victim of the mountains.

Think about Casartelli when you climb the Portet d’Aspet and honour him with a great performance.

And just know that you don’t need an extremely tough climb to prove your abilities as a climber.

Lapize, Bartali, Bahamontes, Rooks and Virenque are all names of very good climbers who rode in first position over the top of the Portet d’Aspet.

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