THE CLIMBS .........

Col de Aspin:-

   Length = 13Km from Arreau to the top.

   Climb = 800 meters

   Average gradient = 6.2%

   Steepest Km = 9.5% (Km 7 to 8).

Col de Tourmalet:-

   Length = 18Km

   Climb = 1256 meters

   Average gradient = 7%

   Steepest 5Km = 10.2% (Km 8.3 @ Pont St Ardour - Pont Mongie)

   Steepest gradient  = 14%

   First 400 meters of descent = 15%! (take care!)

Climb to Luz Ardiden:-

   Length = 11Km

   Climb = 1035 meters

   Average gradient = 9.4%. It is probably quite well graded - there are lots of hairpins! No data on the steepest bit but it looks about 10% from the map.

So take it steady - and I hope to see you at the finish!! (if I get there!)