4-X (06-07-2006)  PASSO UMBRAIL - PASSO STELVIO - PASSO MORTIROLO - PASSO GAVIA
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PLATEAU DE BEILLE - 1790 m

    Start. Les Cabannes

    Access. Andorra - direction France - Ax-les-Thermes

It's a constant and tough climb of 15km and an average gradient of 8%. Since the first slope, the road gets hard, almost always through a nice forest.

Benedict felt also enthusiasm from people during the say of the Tour'07

Soft sections are not usual, I think the first time you can take a breath is 4km to the summit, after one of the hardest km.

Short rest with 4km to go

Maybe last 3km are easier, with some slopes that offer a good sight of the climb. Last km is really easy.

Mise also did it...sincerely congratulations

Well, going on with my new riding style, I put 39x25 many time during the climb. The average, close to 8%, is a 1-1.5% harder than many others, and this difference is enough to justify a 25 instead of a 23. So concentrate on the rythm and you'll get the top in one hour, more or less like me.