Col de Portet d'Aspet
La Henne-Morte, France
The Col de Portet d'Aspet is a col with a length of 4.5 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in La Henne-Morte, Midi-Pyrénées, France. The average grade of this col is 9.6% with a maximum of 11.7%. The Col de Portet d'Aspet ascents from 636 meter at the start, to 1.069 meter at the top, with a total of 433 ascending meters.
|Elevation gain||433 m|
|Average grade||9.6 %|
|Maximum grade||11.7 %|
|Minimum elevation||636 m|
|Maximum elevation||1069 m|
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On 18 July 1995, during the fifteenth stage of the 1995 Tour de France, Fabio Casartelli and a few other riders crashed on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet. Casartelli sustained heavy facial and head injuries and lost consciousness. While being transported via helicopter to a local hospital, he stopped breathing and after numerous resuscitation attempts was declared dead. The Société du Tour de France and the Motorola team placed a memorial stone dedication to Casartelli on the spot where he crashed.
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