Tour du Haut Var

Tour du Haut Var
Race details
Date Mid-February
Region Var department
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
English name Tour of the Haut-Var
Local name(s) Tour du Haut-Var (French)
Discipline Road
Competition UCI Europe Tour
Type Single-day
Organiser Association Sportive Seillanaise
Race director Moïse Puginier
First edition 1969 (1969)
Editions 48 (as of 2016)
First winner  Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
Most wins  Joop Zoetemelk (NED) (3 wins)
Most recent  Arthur Vichot (FRA)

The Tour du Haut Var (English: Tour of the Haut Var) is an early-season two-day road bicycle race in the Var department region in the south of France. Until 2008 it was run as a one-day race, part of the UCI Europe Tour. In 2009, the race transformed to a 2.1 event, raced over two days. Dutchman Joop Zoetemelk holds the record with three wins.

The Tour du Haut Var is one of several stage races held in the hilly Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in February, alongside the Étoile de Bessèges, La Méditerranéenne and the Tour La Provence.[1] These early-season races are competed mainly by French teams and are considered preparations for Paris–Nice, the first European World Tour event in March.[1]


Rider Team
1969 France Poulidor, RaymondRaymond Poulidor (FRA) Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1970 France Grelin, ReneRené Grelin (FRA) Frimatic-De Gribaldy
1971 France Letort, DesireDésiré Letort (FRA) Bic
1972 Belgium Frans Verbeeck (BEL) Watneys-Avia
1973 Netherlands Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk (NED) Gitane-Frigécrème
1974 Netherlands Karstens, GerbenGerben Karstens (NED) Bic
1975 France Delisle, RaymondRaymond Delisle (FRA) Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1976 Belgium Frans Verbeeck (BEL) IJsboerke-Colnago
1977 France Thevenet, BernardBernard Thevenet (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978 Belgium Maertens, FreddyFreddy Maertens (BEL) Flandria–Velda–Lano
1979 Netherlands Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk (NED) Miko-Mercier
1980 France Simon, PascalPascal Simon (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981 France Bossis, JacquesJacques Bossis (FRA) Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982 Republic of Ireland Kelly, SeanSean Kelly (IRL) Sem-France Loire
1983 Netherlands Zoetemelk, JoopJoop Zoetemelk (NED) Coop-Mercier
1984 France Caritoux, EricEric Caritoux (FRA) Skil-Reydel
1985 France Mottet, CharlyCharly Mottet (FRA) Renault-Elf
1986 France Simon, PascalPascal Simon (FRA) Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987 Germany Golz, RolfRolf Gölz (GER) Superconfex-Yoko
1988 Belgium Roosen, LucLuc Roosen (BEL) Roland
1989 France Rue, GerardGerard Rué (FRA) Super U-Raleigh-Fiat
1990 France Leblanc, LucLuc Leblanc (FRA) Castorama
1991 France Caritoux, EricEric Caritoux (FRA) R.M.O.
1992 France Rue, GerardGerard Rué (FRA) Castorama
1993 France Claveyrolat, ThierryThierry Claveyrolat (FRA) GAN
1994 France Brochard, LaurentLaurent Brochard (FRA) Castorama
1995 Italy Lietti, MarcoMarco Lietti (ITA) MG Maglificio-Technogym
1996 Switzerland Boscardin, BrunoBruno Boscardin (SUI) Festina–Lotus
1997 Italy Massi, RodolfoRodolfo Massi (ITA) Casino
1998 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) ONCE
1999 Italy Rebellin, DavideDavide Rebellin (ITA) Polti
2000 Italy Nardello, DanieleDaniele Nardello (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step
2001 Italy Nardello, DanieleDaniele Nardello (ITA) Mapei–Quick-Step
2002 France Jalabert, LaurentLaurent Jalabert (FRA) CSC–Tiscali
2003 France Chavanel, SylvainSylvain Chavanel (FRA) Brioches La Boulangère
2004 Netherlands Lotz, MarcMarc Lotz (NED) Rabobank
2005 Belgium Gilbert, PhilippePhilippe Gilbert (BEL) Française des Jeux
2006 Italy Bertagnolli, LeonardoLeonardo Bertagnolli (ITA) Cofidis
2007 Italy Pozzato, FilippoFilippo Pozzato (ITA) Liquigas
2008 Italy Rebellin, DavideDavide Rebellin (ITA) Gerolsteiner
2009 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010 France Le Mével, ChristopheChristophe Le Mével (FRA) Française des Jeux
2011 France Voeckler, ThomasThomas Voeckler (FRA) Team Europcar
2012 United Kingdom Tiernan-Locke, JonathanJonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBR) Endura Racing
2013 France Vichot, ArthurArthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ
2014 Colombia Betancur, CarlosCarlos Betancur (COL) Ag2r–La Mondiale
2015 Luxembourg Gastauer, BenBen Gastauer (LUX) AG2R La Mondiale
2016 France Vichot, ArthurArthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ


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