Bagnères De Luchon, France

The Superbagneres is a col with a length of 14.2 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Bagnères De Luchon, Midi-Pyrénées, France. The average grade of this col is 6.8% with a maximum of 9.5%. The Superbagneres ascents from 815 meter at the start, to 1.789 meter at the top, with a total of 972 ascending meters.


Superbagneres Profile


Distance 14.2 km
Elevation gain 972 m
Average grade 6.8 %
Maximum grade 9.5 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 815 m
Maximum elevation 1789 m

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The Superbagnères resort has hosted several finishes of the Tour de France cycling race. This was first the case in 1961 with the success of Imerio Massignan. In 1962, in a time trial, Federico Bahamontes won. In 1971, Spanish climber José Manuel Fuente was the fastest in the shortest road stage in the history of the Tour de France (19.6 km from Bagnères-de-Luchon). On the 1979 Tour, a Luchon-Superbagnères time trial saw Bernard Hinault win. On the 1986 Tour, this time on a stage on the line, the same Bernard Hinault, victim of a failure, lost a large part of the lead he had over Greg LeMond in the general classification. LeMond won the stage and took a big step towards final victory. Finally, the Grande Boucle reached Superbagnères for the last time in 1989. While Robert Millar won the stage, Laurent Fignon provisionally dispossessed Greg LeMond of the yellow jersey.

- Tour de France 1961 - Stage 16
- Tour de France 1962 - Stage 13 (ITT)
- Tour de France 1971 - Stage 15
- Tour de France 1979 - Stage 2 (ITT)
- Tour de France 1986 - Stage 13
- Tour de France 1989 - Stage 10