Raid Pyrenees Part 7 , Col de Labays/Soudet

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The Raid Pyrenees (Raid Pyrénéen) is an epic coast to coast route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Take on the challenge, climb the individual mountains one by one and reach the Atlantic.

This ride follows on from the T2055.74 & takes us deeper into the Pyrenees & close to Spain. The Col de Labays/Soudet is the main climb of the day & one of the longest of the entire Raid at just under 20km, starting with a short wooded section your soon into the open grassland pastures that will feature on most of the remaining climbs. The top of the Labays is not the top of the climb as we make a left & continue climbing for some kilometres on wider roads to the top of the Soudet at 1540m.  A cyclosportive is on during these last kilometers so you will have company. The ride ends on the edge of the Basque part of the Pyrenees that will feature in the remaining 3 stages. The spectacular T2055.76 Iraty Plateau is next.

The full Tacx Raid Pyrenees Route filmed between 2013 – 2014