Cycling Le Pla d'Adet Vignec

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Le Pla d'Adet - Vignec

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8 %

Length: 10.73 km

Altitude start: 819 m

Altitude top: 1680 m

Ascent: 861 m

Le Pla d'Adet rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 1481 (all)
Ranking France: 308 (all)
Ranking Pyrenees: 92(all)
Difficulty score: 102.61 what?

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The climb to this ski-station starts in Vignec, part of Saint-Lary. And it starts of real hard, because the first kilometers have double digits. Also after the heavy start, the col remains hard. In 10 kms, you win 860m height.

The Le Pla d'Adet is situated in Midi-Pyrenees. This climb belongs to the Pyrenees. Starting from Vignec, the Le Pla d'Adet ascent is 10.73 km long. Over this distance, you climb 861 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8 %.

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Since 2005, the Le Pla d'Adet will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2014 :  Saint-Gaudens - Pla d'Adet on 23/07/2014

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Stories, information and comments from Le Pla d'Adet climbers
Story by Ray from Farnborough, United Kingdom, submitted on 15/07/2013
Certainly worth doing. I stayed in Saint-Lary-Soulan at the foot of the climb during the week before the passage of the 2013 Tour. The climb is gruelling for the first 7km. It averages around 10% and when I did it, starting at 10am, the sun was out and it was baking hot. The road is carved out of the rock face, which acts like a radiator. I was nearly cracking after 7km, but then there is a flat stretch and after that the gradient is more humane for the last 4km. So I made it to the top without stopping.

Be aware all shops at the top are closed, apart from 1, which is also only open during high summer (July/August) when the cable lift opens for summer tourists.

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Story by buzz coates from , United Kingdom, submitted on 11/12/2009
my fave climb, i have raced up the climb 4 times in allsorts of conditions. If you are in the area, it would be sad not to climb Plat Dadet
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Story by Ben Johnson from Portland, USA, submitted on 16/09/2007
I rode this on 9/12/07 after the Peyresourde (from Luchon). It was rather hot, about 24C, and no wind, and was deserted. I had only time for one ride left and chose this one, although I couldnt exactly remember what the stats were. After riding it, I wish I had done the Col d Aspin instead. When Tour excitement is NOT there, the climb is actually pretty boring and, compared to other climbs in the area, much less scenic. That being said, it is still good roads, little traffic, and an excellent workout.
Story by Mike Conerney from Galway, Ireland, submitted on 05/08/2006
Climbed up there in July 2005. About 3 hours before big George Hincapie. Atmosphere electric , was cheered all the was by the basque fans. Excellent climb.
Story by Lloyd Evans from Brighton, UK, submitted on 16/02/2006
Climbed Plat dAdet in withering heat the day before the Tour went up it in 2005. The first part is very steep and the climb is in full sun for most of the way. Fortunately, there is a village halfway up with a water trough which you can stick your head into if needs be. Came down the morning after the Tour in thick fog. Absolutley freezing. The contrast to the heat on the climb two days before was astonishing.

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