Category 1 Climb

July 16, 2008

The category 1 climb in stage 11 is the second of the stage and happens at about 110KM.

The breakaway group has just hit the base of the col de Portel and are climbing it. The peloton is still about 14 minutes behind and will lose even more time once the leaders blast over the top.

Facts on the col de Portel: it’s 12.6KM long with an average gradient of 6.8%. The mountain is 1,432 meters high.