PIAU ENGALY - 1865 m
Start 1. Saint Lary Soulan
Access 1. Lleida - Barbastro - Bielsa - direction Arreau
Probably one of the easiest we've ever done. Almost 20km from St.Lary, the real climb is only 7km ong, just after crossing Aragnouet. First half is flat-light uphill at 4-6%, some short sections at 9%, but short. So quickly we arrive the junction.
Start of the climb
So now it comes the true climb. Short, through a nice forest, very constant at 7% first, and at 8% the last 4km. Nothing steeper than 10%. Last kilometers with lots of U-turns. I think 39x21 is really enough, maybe 23. Surface not excellent, but no traffic in the road. I did it only because Escartin won his stage here.
On the top completely alone