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L'Ariégeoise, course cyclosportive, arrivée à Beille

Sports and recreation ,  Sporting event in Les Cabannes
  • L'Ariégeoise, an event made up of three cycling routes and a hiking route, takes place on the beautiful Pyrenean roads allowing the discovery of a rich natural and cultural heritage while participating in a major sporting event.

  • Description:
    The Ariège route will not be outdone in terms of difficulty with its 162 km and 3638m of elevation gain.
    In other words, this event is above all reserved for perfectly "prepared" and seasoned cyclists, who know from their experience whether or not they are ready to tackle such a challenge. To complete a Paris-Brest-Paris, an IronMan® or the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® for example, you have to “qualify” or accumulate points by completing other races of the same type. It is...
    Description:
    The Ariège route will not be outdone in terms of difficulty with its 162 km and 3638m of elevation gain.
    In other words, this event is above all reserved for perfectly "prepared" and seasoned cyclists, who know from their experience whether or not they are ready to tackle such a challenge. To complete a Paris-Brest-Paris, an IronMan® or the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® for example, you have to “qualify” or accumulate points by completing other races of the same type. It is therefore necessary to participate in the Ariège XXL 2020 to have a minimum of 4000 KM of preparation and to be aware of the requirement that such a series of high mountain passes represents. The courses of the Ariégeoise XXL or the Ariégeoise will allow everyone to take up their challenge.
    Now let's come to the circuits offered in 2021: The warm-up will be short! From Km 30, we get to the heart of the matter: the Col de Montségur (1059m) then that of the Croix des Morts (898m).These passes will be on the program of the Tour de France® 2021.
    Crossing the Plateau de Sault and the descent into the Aude gorges will allow you to recover, before tackling the 16.5 Km at 7.4% Port de Pailhères, "roof" of the road passes in the Ariège department with its 2001m above sea level. For the first time on the menu of the Tour de France in 2003, then in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013, the Col de Pailhères was used to pack the race before the final climb to Bonascre or to the Beille plateau! It is a pass to negotiate carefully, because it is followed by the ascent of the Col du Chioula (1431m) which will hurt the thighs: 6.3 km at 7.6% on average. This is followed by a magnificent crossing on a balcony overlooking the Ariège valley and the descent to Verdun, with its "S" which always requires as much caution even if they are perfectly signposted!
    For all those who have chosen the Ariégeoise and its 162 km for 3638 m of elevation gain, the finish will be judged at the village of Cabannes. For the others, a final major difficulty awaits them:the final climb of the Plateau de Beille (1785m)! These are the last 15.8 km of the day, the hardest at 7.9% on average with passages bordering on 11%. It will be necessary to wait for the last 2 kilometers for the slope to settle down, giving a glimpse of the well-deserved finish! From the international hopeful event that is the Ronde de l'Isard to the professional Tour de France, the Beille plateau has always crowned the great champions.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
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  • On June 24, 2023