Alto Les Praeres

Nava, Spain

The Alto Les Praeres is a col with a length of 3.9 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Nava, Principado de Asturias, Spain. The average grade of this col is 12.9% with a maximum of 18.5%. The Alto Les Praeres ascents from 262 meter at the start, to 750 meter at the top, with a total of 488 ascending meters.

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Alto Les Praeres Profile

Facts

Distance 3.9 km
Elevation gain 488 m
Average grade 12.9 %
Maximum grade 18.5 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 262 m
Maximum elevation 750 m

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Description

The unprecedented ascent to Les Praeres, a four-kilometer mini-Angliru with ramps around 20%. A rise that, since it was announced as a novelty of the Vuelta, has become a new epic climb for cyclist around the world.
The upper part, which leads to the imposing meadows that give the climb its name, has been made of zahorra, also known in cycling as sterrato. The last ramps, some 800 metres of wild percentages reaching 20%, are made of concrete, while the rest of the climb, up to the Pra bridge (where the ascent starts), is made of asphalt.

- Vuelta a Espana 2018 - Stage 14