This video is of the Etape Act 2, July 14th, 2012. The route is the same as Stage 16 of the Tour de France, 2012 which the Pro teams completed on July 18th, 2012. It includes the Pyreneen mountain challenges of the Col d'Aubisque, Col du Tourmalet, Col d'Aspin and the Col de Peyresourde. There is just shy of 5,000 metres of climbing in a 200km of distance. The ride starts in Pau and finishes in Bagneres de Luchon. It has the auspicious nickname of 'The Circle of Death'. The weather was not kind to us on this day, with mist and rain. The temperatures plummeted on the descents, and caused many riders to abandon. There were 3,820 finishers from a total of 4,696 starters. Col d'Aubisque 3:50, Bit of thru' n off 5:00, start of Tourmalet 6:50, steep part begins 11:20, Tourmalet 12:01, Aspin descent 13:40, Peyresourde 17:21, Luchon descent straight after, 1km Tdf banner 19:05.

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