Bicycling Magazine 2011 Tour de France: Stage 12 - Cugnaux > Luz-Ardiden, Thursday 14 July 

The battle for yellow begins during the Tour's first foray into the high Pyrenees on Bastille Day. Three major climbs punctuate the 211km parcours: the first appearance of the first category Hourquette d’Ancizan, the legendary beyond category Tourmalet, and the infamous climb to Luz-Ardiden.


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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 14 Jul 2011 8:15:30 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: France (FRA)
Distance: 132.72 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 24843 ft
Total Loss: 19770 ft
Net Change: 5072 ft
Difficulty: 9 / 10
Tags: 2011 Tour de France, Cugnaux, France
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS: Summit finish in the high mountains
“The race’s first major climb, the Hourquette d’Ancizan, an off-shoot of the Aspin, makes its first appearance on the Tour. The riders then head onto the Tourmalet. They descend off that and finish with the climb to Luz-Ardiden, which has not featured in the race since 2003. That year, Armstrong crashed after colliding with a spectator, bringing Mayo down with him. Everyone waited for him, then his foot slipped out of his pedal. But in the end the American dropped all of his rivals and went on to win the stage and give himself a bit of breathing space in the yellow jersey. Following this stage, which is a long one at 209km, the overall classification will become a bit clearer and more structured.”
 
Note: Stage route, exact start/finish, and sprints/climbs have been approximated from information provided by LeTour.com. Actual stage may vary slightly.
 
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Stage 12 Route Information

Distance: 132.72 mi Points: 2675
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.28 mi Slight left to stay on Av. du Comminges/D15Continue to follow D15Go through 4 traffic circle Then go 5.07 mi
2 5.35 mi Slight right onto Rue de Guyenne/D15Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.49 mi
3 5.84 mi Slight right to stay on Rue de Guyenne/D15 Then go 0.05 mi
4 5.89 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Route de Rieumes/D3 Then go 2.30 mi
5 8.20 mi Slight right to stay on Route de Rieumes/D3Continue to follow D3Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.38 mi
6 8.58 mi Turn right onto Route de Saint-Cla Then go 0.05 mi
7 8.63 mi Turn right onto Route de Saint-Clar/D3Continue to follow D3 Then go 1.47 mi
8 10.10 mi Slight left onto Route de Muret/D3 Then go 0.02 mi
9 10.13 mi Turn left to stay on Route de Muret/D3 Then go 0.13 mi
10 10.26 mi Turn right onto Grande Place la Grand Place/D3Continue to follow D Then go 2.87 mi
11 13.13 mi Slight left to stay on D3Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 2.05 mi
12 15.18 mi Turn lef Then go 0.02 mi
13 15.20 mi Turn left onto Pastelier/D3Continue to follow D3 Then go 0.90 mi
14 16.10 mi Slight right onto Av. de Toulouse/D3Continue to follow D3Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.38 mi
15 16.48 mi Slight left onto Pl. d'Armes/D3Continue to follow D Then go 7.84 mi
16 24.32 mi Turn left toward D3 Then go 0.14 mi
17 24.46 mi Turn right toward D3 Then go 0.11 mi
18 24.57 mi Slight left onto D Then go 5.52 mi
19 30.09 mi Turn right onto Le Village Then go 0.09 mi
20 30.18 mi Turn left to stay on Le Village Then go 0.06 mi
21 30.24 mi Turn right onto D3 Then go 0.77 mi
22 31.01 mi Slight left to stay on D3 Then go 0.02 mi
23 31.03 mi Turn left to stay on D Then go 7.03 mi
24 38.07 mi Turn lef Then go 0.01 mi
25 38.08 mi Turn left onto D Then go 4.92 mi
26 43.01 mi Turn right onto Le Village Then go 0.07 mi
27 43.08 mi Turn left to stay on Le Village Then go 0.02 mi
28 43.10 mi Slight right to stay on Le Village Then go 0.01 mi
29 43.11 mi Turn right onto Le Village/D635Continue to follow D635 Then go 1.24 mi
30 44.35 mi Slight left onto Rebirochioulet/D635 Then go 0.07 mi
31 44.42 mi Turn left onto Rebirochioulet/D17Continue to follow D17 Then go 16.63 mi
32 61.05 mi Continue onto D2 Then go 2.41 mi
33 63.46 mi Turn right onto Route de Toulouse/D817 Then go 0.75 mi
34 64.21 mi At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Route d'Arreau/D929 Then go 0.89 mi
35 65.10 mi Slight left to stay on Route d'Arreau/D929Continue to follow D92 Then go 1.50 mi
36 66.59 mi Turn left onto Chemin du Pont Then go 0.60 mi
37 67.20 mi Turn right to stay on Chemin du Pont Then go 0.06 mi
38 67.26 mi Turn left onto Rue Grand Rue/D929Continue to follow D929Go through 1 traffic circl Then go 3.94 mi
39 71.20 mi Slight left to stay on D929Go through 1 traffic circle Then go 0.98 mi
40 72.18 mi Slight left onto Le Village/D929Continue to follow D929 Then go 0.19 mi
41 72.37 mi Slight right onto Le Turounet/D929Continue to follow D929 Then go 0.82 mi
42 73.19 mi Slight left onto La Bourie/D26 Then go 0.06 mi
43 73.25 mi Turn right onto La Bourie Then go 0.07 mi
44 73.32 mi Slight left onto Herrère/D929Continue to follow D929 Then go 2.31 mi
45 75.62 mi Slight left onto Rue Royale Then go 0.11 mi
46 75.74 mi Slight left onto Rue Noire Then go 0.12 mi
47 75.85 mi Continue onto Rue Royale Then go 0.04 mi
48 75.89 mi Continue onto Rue Sainte-Quitterie Then go 0.17 mi
49 76.06 mi Slight left onto Route d'Espagne/D929Continue to follow D92 Then go 4.44 mi
50 80.50 mi Slight left onto Route des Lacs/D929Continue to follow D92 Then go 3.12 mi
51 83.63 mi Turn right onto D11 Then go 0.50 mi
52 84.13 mi Turn right onto D3 Then go 0.37 mi
53 84.50 mi Turn left onto D11 Then go 5.71 mi
54 90.21 mi Turn right to stay on D11 Then go 1.76 mi
55 91.97 mi Turn left to stay on D11 Then go 0.99 mi
56 92.96 mi Turn right to stay on D11 Then go 1.44 mi
57 94.40 mi Turn left to stay on D11 Then go 1.92 mi
58 96.32 mi Turn left onto Pailhole/D918Continue to follow D91 Then go 4.31 mi
59 100.63 mi Turn left onto Sainte-Marie/D91 Then go 1.84 mi
60 102.47 mi Slight right onto Cabadur Darré Then go 0.04 mi
61 102.51 mi Slight right onto Cabadur Daouan/D918Continue to follow D91 Then go 3.91 mi
62 106.42 mi Turn right to stay on D91 Then go 3.83 mi
63 110.25 mi Turn left to stay on D91 Then go 1.15 mi
64 111.41 mi Turn right onto D91 Then go 0.86 mi
65 112.27 mi Turn left to stay on D91 Then go 1.44 mi
66 113.71 mi Turn right onto Touët et Labac Then go 2.02 mi
67 115.73 mi Turn lef Then go 0.80 mi
68 116.53 mi Continue straight onto Route de Tournaboup Then go 0.17 mi
69 116.70 mi Continue onto Route du Tourmalet/D91 Then go 6.10 mi
70 122.80 mi Turn right to stay on Rue de Barèges/D918 Then go 0.11 mi
71 122.90 mi Turn left onto Passage Flor/D921Continue to follow D921 Then go 0.53 mi
72 123.43 mi Continue onto Route de Gavarnie/D1 Then go 0.76 mi
73 124.19 mi Turn right onto Av. de l'Impératrice Eugénie/D92 Then go 0.74 mi
74 124.93 mi Turn left onto Route de l'Ardiden/D12Continue to follow D1 Then go 1.34 mi
75 126.26 mi Slight right onto Le Bourg/D212 Then go 0.11 mi
76 126.37 mi Turn left onto Le Bourg Then go 0.04 mi
77 126.41 mi Turn left to stay on Le Bourg Then go 0.02 mi
78 126.43 mi Turn right to stay on Le Bourg Then go 0.09 mi
79 126.52 mi Turn right onto Guigneres/D1 Then go 0.39 mi
80 126.91 mi Continue onto Courrèges Then go 0.10 mi
81 127.00 mi Turn left onto Le Village Then go 0.04 mi
82 127.04 mi Turn right at Courrèges/D1 Then go 1.08 mi
83 128.12 mi Continue straight onto Ariole Then go 0.32 mi
84 128.45 mi Turn right Then go 0.39 mi
85 128.84 mi Continue straight onto Cureille Dessu Then go 0.52 mi
86 129.36 mi Turn righ Then go 0.28 mi
87 129.64 mi Continue straight onto Caoubarol Then go 0.36 mi
88 129.99 mi Slight left at Trabaou Then go 0.61 mi
89 130.60 mi Turn left Then go 0.41 mi
90 131.01 mi Continue straight onto Bayess Then go 0.34 mi
91 131.35 mi Continue onto Aulian Déba Then go 0.53 mi
92 131.89 mi Turn left

Points of Interest

Start: Cugnaux (165m)

Location: 43.533678, 1.359901

Feed Zone - Lannemezan

Location: 43.106874, 0.402889

Sprint: Sarrancolin

Location: 42.966755, 0.377913

KOM: Hourquette d'Ancizan (1538m) - Cat 1

Location: 42.900050, 0.305858
Km 141.5 - Hourquette d'Ancizan (1538 m) - 9.9 km climb to 7.5 % - Category 1

KOM: Col du Tourmalet (2115M) - HC

Location: 42.908569, 0.145741
Km 175.5 - Col du Tourmalet (2115 m) - 17.1 km climb to 7.3 % - Category H

Finish: Luz-Ardiden (1715m) - HC

Location: 42.885288, -0.061830
Km 211.0 - Luz-Ardiden (1715 m) - 13.3 km climb to 7.4 % - Category H

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