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22.01.2014
Col d'Aspin
Col d'Aspin, rising next to its neighbor Tourmalet, is a shorter and easier climb that is often featured in the Tour.
Col d'Aspin is not as famous as its dreadful Pyrenees neighbors Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde or even Col d'Aubisque, but largely due to its location being in the middle of these three it is one of the most visited climbs in Tour de France history. Col d'Aspin was part of historical 8th Tour de France (1910) when Pyrenees were first included in the route of the Tour. It was included in stage 10 stretching from Luchon to Bayonne or so called “The Circle of Death”. Col d'Aspin was also a stage for Tour de France drama in 1950 when the French fans showed their dark side and bullied out of the race Gino Bartali together with his Italian team and Fiorenzo Magni regardless of him wearing the yellow jersey. Climb itself is one of those you would love to ride on a daily basis. Not so hard, but lots of splendid views included in the package. 
You have a chance to join us and to experience climbing Col d’Aspin in our Tour de France Pyrenees race viewing tour in July. Check out the trip schedule and book it here.

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