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Col du Tourmalet (2,115 m / 6,939 ft) is the highest road in the central Pyrenees in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées in France. 

The western side, from Luz-Saint-Sauveur, is 19 km. long, climbing 1,404 m. at an average of 7.4% with a maximum of 10.2% near the summit. Starting from Sainte-Marie-de-Campan, the climb is 17.2 km., gaining 1,268 m., at an average of 7.4% with a maximum of 10%.

And they used to climb it on fixed gear bikes…

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Bajando el Tourmalet entero a caballito.

Y aquí le tenéis… ¡subiéndolo a caballito!

Vasco tenía que ser… por cierto, unas vistas preciosas.

Enviado por SuSE:

Te escribo desde Arrasate para mandarte un vídeo de un máquina de Aretxabaleta bajando el Tourmalet a caballito, si si !A CABALLITO!, su nombre es Markel Uriarte, es un raider de Orbea.