Bicycling Magazine 2011 Tour de France: Stage 14 - Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille, Saturday 16 July 

The race exits in the Pyrenees with 168 km of road and six KOM climbs--including the hors categorie Plateau de Beille, where the peloton will ascend 15.8 km at 7.9%. Early attacks on steep ramps will make for an explosive finish.


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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 16 Jul 2011 8:16:37 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: France (FRA)
Distance: 104.8 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 30935 ft
Total Loss: 26398 ft
Net Change: 4537 ft
Difficulty: 9 / 10
Tags: 2011 Tour de France, 2011 Tour de France Stages to Watch, France, St.-Gaudens
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BICYCLING Magazine Stage to Watch
Of this year’s three tough Pyreneean stages the most decisive may be the last, when the riders attack the Plateau de Beille at the end of a short but intense day with no fewer than five long ascents, including the Portet d’Aspet and Agnes Pass. While they are familiar climbs in the Tour, the Plateau de Beille is one of the most feared, with its steep opening ramps that allow climbers to attack early. Daring racers can gain—or lose—significant time here.

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PESCHEUX’S ANALYSIS: Will the champion emerge?
“This is the last of the big Pyrenean stages. There are six tough tests: the Col de Portet-d’Aspet, the Col de la Core, the Col de Latrape, the Col d’Agnes, the Port de Lers and the finish at the Plateau de Beille. These climbs don’t have the same notoriety as the Aubisque and Tourmalet, but the cumulative amount of climbing will make for a great stage. At 168km, it’s short, but there will be attacks right from the start. It is no secret that the big guns will show what they are made of on a stage like this. Note also, that every rider who has previously won at Plateau de Beille has gone on to the win the Tour that same year…”

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 14 Route Information

Distance: 104.80 mi Points: 2904
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 1.31 mi Turn left onto Pont de Miramont-de-Comminges/D5 Then go 0.03 mi
2 1.34 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto D90 Then go 0.72 mi
3 2.06 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Route d'Aspet/D5Continue to follow D5 Then go 2.60 mi
4 4.66 mi Slight left to stay on D5 Then go 0.03 mi
5 4.68 mi Slight left toward Pey Barrère Then go 0.04 mi
6 4.72 mi Continue straight onto Pey Barrère Then go 0.04 mi
7 4.76 mi Continue straight onto Escourraous Then go 0.19 mi
8 4.95 mi Turn left onto D5 Then go 1.42 mi
9 6.38 mi Slight left onto Le Berger/D5Continue to follow D5Go through 1 traffic circl Then go 1.36 mi
10 7.74 mi Turn right toward Goua Then go 0.64 mi
11 8.38 mi Slight right toward Goua Then go 0.07 mi
12 8.45 mi Turn left at Goua Then go 0.00 mi
13 8.46 mi Turn right onto Goua Then go 0.11 mi
14 8.57 mi Turn right toward D5 Then go 0.00 mi
15 8.57 mi Turn left at Goua Then go 0.03 mi
16 8.60 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto D5 Then go 0.23 mi
17 8.82 mi Turn right onto Balejon/La ville Then go 0.07 mi
18 8.89 mi Turn right onto La ville/D34/D5KContinue to follow La ville/D5K Then go 0.39 mi
19 9.28 mi Slight right onto D5 Then go 1.84 mi
20 11.12 mi Slight left onto Village Then go 0.32 mi
21 11.44 mi Continue onto Lesplas Then go 0.02 mi
22 11.46 mi Slight right to stay on Lesplas Then go 0.26 mi
23 11.72 mi Turn left onto Gouadech/D618Continue to follow D61 Then go 3.22 mi
24 14.93 mi Turn left to stay on D618 Then go 3.69 mi
25 18.62 mi Turn right toward Arials/D618 Then go 0.05 mi
26 18.68 mi Turn right onto Arials/D618 Then go 0.01 mi
27 18.68 mi Turn left toward Le Village Then go 0.06 mi
28 18.74 mi Continue straight onto Le Village Then go 0.09 mi
29 18.83 mi Le Village turns slightly left and becomes Touquoires/D618Continue to follow D61 Then go 3.63 mi
30 22.46 mi Turn left at Village Then go 0.31 mi
31 22.77 mi Turn left toward Houstalet Then go 0.03 mi
32 22.81 mi Turn right at Château Then go 0.16 mi
33 22.96 mi Continue straight onto Houstalet Then go 0.45 mi
34 23.41 mi Continue straight onto Le Village Then go 0.17 mi
35 23.59 mi Turn left onto Argiles/D618Continue to follow D618 Then go 0.52 mi
36 24.10 mi Slight left Then go 0.00 mi
37 24.10 mi Sharp left onto Las Moureres/D618Continue to follow D618 Then go 1.05 mi
38 25.15 mi Turn left onto Harrajas/D618Continue to follow D61 Then go 3.47 mi
39 28.63 mi Slight right onto Route de Sor/D804B Then go 0.08 mi
40 28.70 mi Turn left onto D804 Then go 0.04 mi
41 28.74 mi Turn right onto Courteil et Castel Moussu/D804Continue to follow D804 Then go 0.54 mi
42 29.29 mi Turn right onto Av. Noël Peyrevidal/D4 Then go 0.29 mi
43 29.57 mi Keep left at the forkContinue to follow D4 Then go 1.04 mi
44 30.62 mi Turn left onto Pla d'Ourjout/D17Continue to follow D17 Then go 1.58 mi
45 32.19 mi Turn right onto Aret/D17 Then go 0.23 mi
46 32.42 mi Turn right onto Moureres/D17Continue to follow D1 Then go 1.70 mi
47 34.13 mi Turn right onto La Coume/D17Continue to follow D1 Then go 2.28 mi
48 36.40 mi Turn left to stay on D1 Then go 2.30 mi
49 38.70 mi Turn right to stay on La Core/D17 Then go 0.61 mi
50 39.31 mi Turn lef Then go 0.04 mi
51 39.35 mi Turn left onto D17 Then go 0.46 mi
52 39.81 mi Turn left to stay on D17 Then go 0.00 mi
53 39.82 mi Turn left to stay on D17 Then go 0.12 mi
54 39.93 mi Turn right Then go 0.30 mi
55 40.24 mi Turn left toward D17 Then go 0.51 mi
56 40.75 mi Slight right onto D1 Then go 4.45 mi
57 45.20 mi Turn right onto Pountix/D17Continue to follow D17 Then go 0.64 mi
58 45.84 mi Turn left onto Le Village Then go 0.05 mi
59 45.89 mi Sharp right to stay on Le Village Then go 0.02 mi
60 45.91 mi Slight left to stay on Le Village Then go 0.20 mi
61 46.11 mi Turn left onto Le Village/D17Continue to follow D17 Then go 1.72 mi
62 47.83 mi Turn right onto Route d'Espagne/D Then go 2.75 mi
63 50.58 mi Turn left onto Saburdac/D8FContinue to follow D8 Then go 5.79 mi
64 56.37 mi Turn left onto Carreres/D8FContinue to follow D8F Then go 5.31 mi
65 61.68 mi Turn left to stay on D8F Then go 0.23 mi
66 61.91 mi At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Le Village/D32 Then go 0.35 mi
67 62.26 mi Continue straight onto D8 Then go 2.49 mi
68 64.75 mi Turn left to stay on D8F Then go 6.50 mi
69 71.25 mi Turn right onto D1 Then go 2.46 mi
70 73.71 mi Turn right toward D18 Then go 0.43 mi
71 74.14 mi Turn right onto D18 Then go 0.27 mi
72 74.42 mi Turn right to stay on D18 Then go 2.15 mi
73 76.57 mi Turn right onto Lepratgrand/D18Continue to follow D1 Then go 3.90 mi
74 80.46 mi Slight left onto Rue de la Chapelle Then go 0.02 mi
75 80.48 mi Turn right to stay on Rue de la Chapelle Then go 0.05 mi
76 80.53 mi Turn left to stay on Rue de la Chapelle Then go 0.11 mi
77 80.64 mi Slight left onto Rue Grande Rue/D8Continue to follow D8 Then go 0.25 mi
78 80.89 mi Turn left onto Bertie/D8Continue to follow D Then go 4.32 mi
79 85.21 mi Slight right onto L'Espasses-Hameau/D8Continue to follow D Then go 3.91 mi
80 89.12 mi Slight right to stay on D8 Then go 0.02 mi
81 89.14 mi At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto N2 Then go 1.27 mi
82 90.41 mi Slight left onto La Gare Then go 0.66 mi
83 91.07 mi Continue onto N20 Then go 0.10 mi
84 91.17 mi Slight right to stay on N20 Then go 1.63 mi
85 92.80 mi Turn right onto La Coum Then go 0.24 mi
86 93.04 mi Continue onto La Vexane Then go 0.18 mi
87 93.22 mi Turn left to stay on La Vexane Then go 0.04 mi
88 93.25 mi Turn right onto N20 Then go 0.10 mi
89 93.35 mi Slight right to stay on N2 Then go 0.66 mi
90 94.01 mi Slight right onto Monlouis et Barbie/D522Continue to follow D522 Then go 1.00 mi
91 95.01 mi Turn right onto Qua la Bexane Then go 0.04 mi
92 95.05 mi Turn right onto Pl. des Platanes/D522Continue to follow D52 Then go 0.47 mi
93 95.52 mi Turn left to stay on D522 Then go 0.21 mi
94 95.73 mi Turn right to stay on D52 Then go 3.20 mi
95 98.93 mi Turn right to stay on D522

Points of Interest

Start: Saint-Gaudens (358m)

Location: 43.106850, 0.725055

KOM #1: Col de Portet d'Aspet (1069m) Cat 2

Location: 42.944988, 0.854187
Km 26.5 - Col de Portet-d'Aspet (1 069 m) - 4.3 km climb to 9.7 % - Category 2

KOM #2: Col de la Core (1395 m) Cat 1

Location: 42.858853, 1.104813
Km 62.5 - Col de la Core (1 395 m) - 14.1 km climb to 5.7 % - Category 1

Sprint

Location: 42.934118, 0.937272

KOM #3: Col de Latrape (1110 m) Cat 2

Location: 42.795463, 1.315570
Km 94.0 - Col de Latrape (1 110 m) - 5.6 km climb to 7.2 % - Category 2

KOM #4: Col d'Agnes (1570 m) Cat 1

Location: 42.794235, 1.373807
Km 109.0 - Col d'Agnes (1 570 m) - 10.0 km climb to 8.2 % - Category 1

KOM #5: Port de Lers (1517 m) Cat 3

Location: 42.806485, 1.411528
Km 118.0 - Port de Lers (1 517 m) - 3.8 km climb to 5.5 % - Category 3

Finish: KOM #6 Plateau de Beille (1780m) HC

Location: 42.726737, 1.690532
Km 168.5 - Plateau de Beille - 15.8 km climb to 7.9 % - Category HC

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