Vittel


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Vittel

 

a balneological resort in France, in the department of Vosges, located 60 km south of Nancy at an elevation of 335 m.

Vittel’s climate is mild, warm (with an average annual temperature of 9.8° C), and moderately humid. Summers are sunny and warm, with average July temperatures of 18.7° C. Winters are mild, with average January temperatures of 2° C. Annual precipitation totals 780 mm. Therapeutic remedies include springs of cold, slightly mineralized water of a sulfate-hydrocarbonate-calcium-magnesium type. This water is used for bathing and drinking. There is also mud-pack treatment. Patients with diseases of the kidneys, urinary and excretory tracts, liver, gall bladder, and gastrointestinal tract, as well as those with metabolic disturbances, are treated here. Vittel has a hydropathic clinic, a bathhouse, galleries for drinking water, hotels, boardinghouses, theaters, and sports facilities.

A. D. BORISOV

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"'Tain't any trouble," said Peg briskly; then, with one of the sudden changes to fierceness which made her such a terrifying personage, "Do yez think my vittels ain't clean?"
CAVENDISH: TOUR 2007 - Abandoned Tour de France debut on stage eight (T-Mobile) 2008 - Four stage wins (Team High Road) 2009 - Six stage wins (Team Columbia-High Road) 2010 - Five stage wins (Team HTC-Columbia) 2011 - Won Green Jersey points classification, five stage wins (HTC-Highroad) 2012 - Three stage wins (Team Sky) 2013 - Two stage wins (Team Sky) DE FRANCE LEGEND 2014 - Crashed out stage one in Harrogate (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) 2015 - One stage win (Etixx - Quick-Step) 2016 - Four stage wins, held Yellow Jersey after Grand Depart to Utah Beach (Team Dimension Data) 2017 - Crashed out of stage four in Vittel after collision with Peter Sagan (Team Dimension Data) 2018 - Timed out after stage 11 to La Rosiere (Team Dimension Data)
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