SuperbagnÃ¨res is a Cat HC climb to a ski station in Haute Garonne. The summit is 1804 metres altitude.
Cat HC fromÂ BagnÃ¨res-de-Luchon,Â the climb to the ski-station is 18.5Â km @Â 6.3%, with the summit being at 1800 m above sea-level. There are several shortÂ sectionsÂ in excess of 10%.
Â Tour de france
1961 : Massignan
1962 : (clm/ITT) Bahamontes
1971 : Fuente
1979 : (clm/ITT) Hinault
1986 : LeMond
1989 : Millar
It was one of my favourite ride in March 2014 with tons of snow and a clear road / perfect blue sky (see picture). Hard but great climb for all riders who love the PyrÃ©nÃ©es. You can also climb to ‘Hospice de France’ (grades >14%) from the same road.
I have not done Hospice de France. Have been up there in the car but not the bike. On my to do list.