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The Peyresourde is frequently used in the Tour de France bike race, having first appeared in 1910 and is seldom left out more than 2 or 3 consecutive years. It is typically rated as a Category 1 climb, the second hardest classification. The climb is also popular with recreational riders.
From Bagnères de Luchon the climb is 15.27 km (9.48 mi) long, gaining 939 m (3,080 ft) (6.1% average gradient, 9.8% maximum).
From Armenteule the climb is 8.3 km (5.2 mi) long, gaining 629 m (2,063 ft) (7.6% average gradient).
The Peyragudes ski resort is located at the summit.
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