Pyrenees 2017: Overview

Pyrenees 2017

13TH TO 19TH AUGUST 2017

From Anglet to Toulouse
Seven consecutive stages from Sunday 13th August to Saturday 19th August
Start Village opens on Saturday 12th August
Closest airports: Biarritz-Anglet (Bordeaux, San Sebastian and Bilbao), Toulouse

The 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees features a spectacular Individual Time Trial and the simplest logistics yet.

Unlike previous events the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees features only four villages over seven days of fully-timed and ranked stages. That means two nights in Pau from where stages 2 and 3 will be based, and three nights in Bagnères-de-Luchon, from where stages 5, 6 and 7 will begin.

On the road the course includes climbs of established classics like Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde and the Port de Balès, but adds a new challenge in the form of the Col du Portillon, a classic in professional racing. Also new is what promises to be a superb Individual Time Trial from Bagnères-de-Luchon to the ski station at Superbagnères.

The Haute Route Pyrenees will be a true test for some of the world’s most committed amateur riders but also a course that will suit riders looking to enjoy an unforgettable week in one of Europe’s most iconic and beautiful cycling regions.

The riders will travel a total of 910 kilometres and climb 19,300 metres during seven days. As always the Col du Tourmalet is the centerpiece and, at 2,117 metres above sea level, the highest point, but there are plenty of other big climbs to really showcase the Pyrenees at their best.

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Pyrenees 2017

Haute Route Pyrenees 2017 Stage by stage:

Stage 1: Anglet – Oloron Sainte-Marie (174km, 3,400M+)
Cols: Bagargui 1,327m / Soudet 1,542m

Stage 2: Pau – Pau (157km, 2,800M+)
Cols: Marie-Blanque 1,035m / Aubisque 1,709m / Soulor 1,474m

Stage 3: Pau – Tarbes (152km, 3,100M+)
Cols: Spandelles 1,378m / Tourmalet 2,117m

Stage 4: Tarbes – Col du Portillon (123km, 3,900M+)
Cols: Aspin 1,489m / Azet 1,580m / Peyresourde 1,569m / Portillon 1,293m

Stage 5: ITT Bagnères-de-Luchon – Superbagnères (18km, 1,170M+)
Col: Superbagnères 1,860m

Stage 6: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Hospice de France (130km, 3,600M+)
Cols: Port de Balès 1,755m / Ares 797m / Menté 1,349m / Hospice de France 1,379m

Stage 7: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Toulouse (156km, 1,300M+)
Col: Menté 1,349m

Pyrenees 2017

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