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Col de Marie Blanque - Escot


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 7.5 %

Length: 9.5 km

Height start: 320 m

Height top: 1035 m

Elevation gain: 715 m

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Col de Marie Blanque rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2414 (all)
Ranking France: 566 (all)
Ranking Pyrenees: 168 (all)
Difficulty score: 78.66 what?

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Description

Climbed for the first time in the Tour de France in 1978. From the west side, the Col de Marie Blanque is only 8 km long: as a result, it's steep! The last 4 km are steeper than 10%, often close to 12%.

The Col de Marie Blanque is situated in Aquitaine and belongs to the Pyrenees . Starting from Escot, the Col de Marie Blanque ascent is 9.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 715 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.5 %.

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Since 2005, the Col de Marie Blanque will be/was climbed in the following big tour stages:
Tour de France 2010 :  Pau > Col du Tourmalet on 22/07/2010
Tour de France 2007 :  Orthez > Gourette - Col d'Aubisque on 25/07/2007
Tour de France 2006 :  Cambo-les-Bains - Pau on 11/07/2006

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Stories, information and comments from Col de Marie Blanque climbers
Story by Hedley Thorne from , United Kingdom, submitted on 30/03/2014
This was my first European climb. Went up the hard way from Escott. I struggled on my compact with a 12/30! Last few KM seriously steep -you just have to turn the pedals slowly and count down the signs. DO NOT ZIGZAG- cyclists coming the other way are up to 80 kph and silent. The descent down the other side was incredible. Did I enjoy it? Definitely. Would I do it again? No.
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Story by f from , France, submitted on 31/07/2011
The last 5 lm are very steep with absolutely no rest. I climbed it with 34*25 and had to zigzag my way up cause it was too hard! Nice view at the top.
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Story by JOHN CAMPBELL from BERNADETS DESSUS, France, submitted on 18/11/2009
Ride startes at Asson so about 45km before reaching Escot ... plenty of time to warm up. Date 17/11/2009 yes! mid November ..... and the temperature at the Col was 20 degrees C OK the last four kms were hard but it was always going to be that way. There were no nasty surprises. One of the km posts indicated 13% and there were short sections at 15% Advice - try to go slow DO NOT try to go quickly, stay calm and concentrate on your breathing. This is the first col on next years Etape du Tour so watch out for a lot of early casualties. If you are not used to plus 10% it will be hellish.
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