Luz Ardiden is a summit for great moments. In 1985, Pedro Delgado claimed his first success on the Tour while Greg Lemond seemed curbed in his efforts, summoned not to put the Yellow Jersey of his leader Bernard Hinault in danger. In 1988, that same Delgado put a final touch to his future overall success after a stage won by Laudelino Cubino. In 1990, Miguel Indurain won his last normal stage victory there (other than time-trials of course). In 1994, Richard Virenque triumphantly finished off one of his most beautiful breakaways. And when Samuel Sanchez won there in 2011, Thomas Voeckler was still a comfortable Yellow Jersey.
Stage city for the 9th time
Mountain resort of Hautes-Pyrénées (65)
Linked to the common of Luz-Saint-Sauveur
Inhabitants: 970 (Luzéens), 15,600 in the 46 commons of the Communauté de communes Pyrénées Vallées des Gaves