The hors category climb

July 20, 2008

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Details Of Col Agnel

The first ascent of the 15th stage is the Col Agnel. The sun is shining as Gerrans, Arrieta, Martinez and Pate make their way up the 2,744m high pass that peaks at the 58km mark. The climb is 20.5km long with an average gradient of 6.6 percent. The steepest sections are the 16th, 17th and 19th kilometers which are nine percent.

The breakaway group is at the base of this climb and has a lead in the range of 12 minutes over the peloton.