Peyragudes

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Peyragudes
Location Gouaux-de-Larboust (Haute-Garonne), Germ (Hautes-Pyrénées)
Nearest city Bagnères-de-Luchon
Coordinates 42°47′24″N 0°26′42″E / 42.79000°N 0.44500°E / 42.79000; 0.44500 (Peyragudes)
Top elevation 2,240 m (7,349 ft)
Base elevation 1,590 m (5,217 ft)
Runs 17
Lift system 9
Web site http://www.peyragudes.com/

Peyragudes is a ski resort in the French Pyrenees, situated in the departments of Hautes-Pyrénées and Haute-Garonne, in the Midi-Pyrénées.

The resort was created in 1988, when the Peyresourde and Agudes stations were joined together.[1]

Cycling[edit]

The climb up to the ski-resort can be accessed from the D618 between Arreau and the Col de Peyresourde. The summit is situated at 1,605 m (5,266 ft).[1]

The climb was used on the 2010 Route du Sud, when David Moncoutié was the first rider to cross the line, going on to win the whole race.[2]

Tour de France[edit]

In 2012, Peyragudes was the finish of Stage 17 of the Tour de France. The summit of the climb for the purposes of the King of the Mountains was 1,000 m. before the end of the stage, at a height of 1,603 m (5,259 ft).[2][3] First over the summit was Alejandro Valverde, who went on to win the stage, with Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins 19 seconds behind.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peyragudes dans le Tour de France" (in French). Le Dico du tour. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Peyragudes". Tour de France. Amaury Sport Organisation. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "July 19, Stage 17: Bagnères-de-Luchon – Peyragudes 143.5km". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

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