|Sign at the top. Picture mandatory.|
Port de Bales was included in Tour de France 2007 for the first time. It was not possible before because the Mauleon side was still not asphalted.
In 2010 Tour de France at Port de Bales took place the most important fact of the whole tour, when Andy Schleck had a problem shifting gears and then Contador attacked and finally won the Tour de France. Then Vuelta a España 2013 got again this amazing climb in a very tough stage with 232 km and some very long and steep climbs.
|Climb 19,5 km long and over 1200 mts elevation. A monster.|
|The last part of the climb, amazing!|
In Mauleon they know how lucky they are. Watch the picture below "Port de Bales, 19 km de bonheur" (Port de Bales, 19 km of happiness). That's all.
|19 km of happiness|