Sunday, July 20, 2008

Col Agnel

Coming in as the third highest climb in France today's climb up to 2744m summit will see some fireworks for sure. Amazingly it is the first time this climb has been used by the Tour so it will be a totally new experience for all the riders come race dayall though almost positive one that most would rather forget. If all goes well this loopy image we see above may be used more often to punish the peleton on their way to the capital. The average gradient is about 6% but continues for 23km as the make their way to the top. As you can see from the profile the peaks kicks up near the end toping out at about 9%, not pleasant.
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