Espinosa de los Monteros, Spain
The Picón Blanco is a col with a length of 7.9 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Espinosa de los Monteros, Castilla y León, Spain. The average grade of this col is 9.2% with a maximum of 12.5%. The Picón Blanco ascents from 780 meter at the start, to 1.507 meter at the top, with a total of 727 ascending meters.
|Elevation gain||727 m|
|Average grade||9.2 %|
|Maximum grade||12.5 %|
|Minimum elevation||780 m|
|Maximum elevation||1507 m|
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In 2017 the Tour of Burgos came up with the bright idea of finishing at the top of the Picón Blanco (7.8 km at 9.3%). Three years later this climb seems to be a stay in the Spanish stage race. In the hamlet Espinosa de los Monteros, the climb starts to an abandoned military base at an altitude of almost 1.500 meters. The first climb (at 6%) is still to be done for non-climbers, but after that, the percentages don't drop below 10%. By the way, the asphalt isn't too good, which makes the Picón Blanco even more difficult. In the last kilometer the road surface peaks at 15%.
Mikel Landa was the first winner of the Picón Blanco in 2017. In 2018 (Miguel Ángel López) and 2019 (Iván Ramiro Sosa) a Colombian party was celebrated.
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- Vuelta a Burgos 2017 - Stage 3
- Vuelta a Burgos 2018 - Stage 3
- Vuelta a Burgos 2019 - Stage 3
- Vuelta a Burgos 2020 - Stage 3