2005 ETAPE – THE ROUTE!

11 July 2005

 

The 2005 Etape du Tour is a classic mountain Etape.

 

The course starts at Mourenx, not far from Pau in the Western Pyrenees. Initially heading South, after scaling Col d’Ichere, it tackles the tough climb through pine forests to Col de Marie Blanque.

The next classic climb is Col d’Aubisque, with its extensive mountain views.

Finally, the road climbs a spectacular Corniche to the top of Col de Soulor, before starting the long descent to Pau, with just a few minor hills to test your muscles along the way!

 

DEPART:

Mourenx                      

 

Col d’Ichere                           51km                675m

 

Col de Marie Blanque          71km              1035m

 

Lauruns                                  89.5km             488m

 

Col d’Aubisque                     108.5km         1677m

 

Col du Soulor                         118.5km         1475m

 

Ferriers                                  130km              574m

 

ARRIVE:

Pau                                         177km

 

Good luck!!!