**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!)