Tour du Haut Var
Var department |
|English name||Tour of the Haut-Var|
|Local name(s)||Tour du Haut-Var (in French)|
|Competition||UCI Europe Tour|
|Organiser||Association Sportive Seillanaise|
|Race director||Moïse Puginier|
|Editions||50 (as of 2018)|
|First winner||Raymond Poulidor (FRA)|
Joop Zoetemelk (NED)|
Arthur Vichot (FRA)
|Most recent||Jonathan Hivert (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 and France's Arthur Vichot hold 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. 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.
- "News shorts: New French stage race planned for February". Cycling News. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
- Official website (in French)