Côte de Ben Ahin

Huy, Belgium

The Côte de Ben Ahin is a col with a length of 2.5 kilometer. This is a category 4 col. It is located in Huy, Walloon Region, Belgium. The average grade of this col is 5.7% with a maximum of 8.7%. The Côte de Ben Ahin ascents from 67 meter at the start, to 213 meter at the top, with a total of 146 ascending meters.


Côte de Ben Ahin Profile


Distance 2.5 km
Elevation gain 146 m
Average grade 5.7 %
Maximum grade 8.7 %
Climb category 4
Minimum elevation 67 m
Maximum elevation 213 m

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The climb was not often decisive in La Fleche Wallonne, until 2010 the year Francesco Casagrande won. The then 29-year-old Italian had had enough of the tactical joust between the favorites at thirteen kilometers from the finish and seized the climb of the Côte de Ahin to abandon the other favorites. He caught up with frontrunners Merckx and Verbrugghe and kept those two Belgians and the rest behind him on the final climb of the dreaded Wall of Huy.

- La Fleche Wallonne 2001-2011,2014