Puerto de la Peña Negra

Piedrahíta, Spain

The Puerto de la Peña Negra is a col with a length of 14.7 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Piedrahíta, CL, Spain. The average grade of this col is 5.8% with a maximum of 7.6%. The Puerto de la Peña Negra ascents from 1.048 meter at the start, to 1.905 meter at the top, with a total of 856 ascending meters.

Profile

Puerto de la Peña Negra Profile

Facts

Distance 14.7 km
Elevation gain 856 m
Average grade 5.8 %
Maximum grade 7.6 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 1048 m
Maximum elevation 1905 m

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Description

In 2019 Tadej Pogacar launched his attack on the first-category Puerto de Peña Negra, the fifth of six categorized climbs that day on the 190km route through the Sierra de Gredos, with just under 40km remaining. On the top, he had an advantage of 1.40 which he didn't lose any more. He won his third stage that day on the Plataforma de Gredos.

- Vuelta a Espana 2019 - Stage 20