Loudenvielle

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Loudenvielle
Lake Génos-Loudenvielle seen from the north, with Loudenvielle across the lake
Lake Génos-Loudenvielle seen from the north, with Loudenvielle across the lake
Coat of arms of Loudenvielle
Coat of arms
Loudenvielle is located in France
Loudenvielle
Loudenvielle
Coordinates: 42°47′50″N 0°24′43″E / 42.7972°N 0.4119°E / 42.7972; 0.4119Coordinates: 42°47′50″N 0°24′43″E / 42.7972°N 0.4119°E / 42.7972; 0.4119
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Hautes-Pyrénées
Arrondissement Bagnères-de-Bigorre
Canton Bordères-Louron
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Pélieu
Area1 42.65 km2 (16.47 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 261
 • Density 6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 65282 / 65510
Elevation 956–3,130 m (3,136–10,269 ft)
(avg. 960 m or 3,150 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Loudenvielle is a commune in the Hautes-Pyrénées department in south-western France.

Its inhabitants are called Loudenviellois.

Located in the Louron Valley, Loudenvielle is a popular tourist resort, with a lake, campsite, thermal spa and waterpark. It is also the closest town to the Peyragudes and Val-Louron ski resorts.

It is situated at the foot of the Col de Peyresourde and has hosted three stage finishes in the Tour de France, including the finish of Stage 15 in 2007.

Tour de France stage finishes[edit]

Year Stage Start of stage Distance (km) Stage winner Yellow jersey
2007 15 Foix 196 Kim Kirchen Michael Rasmussen
2003 14 Saint-Girons 192 Gilberto Simoni Lance Armstrong
1997 9 Pau 182 Laurent Brochard Cédric Vasseur

In the 2007 tour, the original stage winner was Alexandre Vinokourov, but in April 2008 the win was credited to Kim Kirchen following Vinokourov's failing a drug test.

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