Tour du Haut Var

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Tour du Haut Var
Race details
RegionVar department
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
English nameTour of the Haut-Var
Local name(s)Tour du Haut-Var (in French)
CompetitionUCI Europe Tour
TypeStage race
OrganiserAssociation Sportive Seillanaise
Race directorMoïse Puginier
First edition1969 (1969)
Editions53 (as of 2021)
First winner Raymond Poulidor (FRA)
Most wins Joop Zoetemelk (NED)
 Arthur Vichot (FRA)
(3 wins)
Most recent Gianluca Brambilla (ITA)

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.[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]


Year Country Rider Team
1969  France Raymond Poulidor Mercier-BP-Hutchinson
1970  France René Grelin Frimatic-De Gribaldy
1971  France Désiré Letort Bic
1972  Belgium Frans Verbeeck Watneys-Avia
1973  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Gitane-Frigécrème
1974  Netherlands Gerben Karstens Bic
1975  France Raymond Delisle Peugeot-BP-Michelin
1976  Belgium Frans Verbeeck IJsboerke-Colnago
1977  France Bernard Thevenet Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1978  Belgium Freddy Maertens Flandria–Velda–Lano
1979  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Miko-Mercier
1980  France Pascal Simon Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1981  France Jacques Bossis Peugeot-Esso-Michelin
1982  Ireland Sean Kelly Sem-France Loire
1983  Netherlands Joop Zoetemelk Coop-Mercier
1984  France Eric Caritoux Skil-Reydel
1985  France Charly Mottet Renault-Elf
1986  France Pascal Simon Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987  West Germany Rolf Gölz Superconfex-Yoko
1988  Belgium Luc Roosen Roland
1989  France Gerard Rué Super U-Raleigh-Fiat
1990  France Luc Leblanc Castorama
1991  France Eric Caritoux RMO
1992  France Gerard Rué Castorama
1993  France Thierry Claveyrolat GAN
1994  France Laurent Brochard Castorama
1995  Italy Marco Lietti MG Maglificio-Technogym
1996   Switzerland Bruno Boscardin Festina–Lotus
1997  Italy Rodolfo Massi Casino
1998  France Laurent Jalabert ONCE
1999  Italy Davide Rebellin Polti
2000  Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–Quick-Step
2001  Italy Daniele Nardello Mapei–Quick-Step
2002  France Laurent Jalabert CSC–Tiscali
2003  France Sylvain Chavanel Brioches La Boulangère
2004  Netherlands Marc Lotz Rabobank
2005  Belgium Philippe Gilbert Française des Jeux
2006  Italy Leonardo Bertagnolli Cofidis
2007  Italy Filippo Pozzato Liquigas
2008  Italy Davide Rebellin Gerolsteiner
2009  France Thomas Voeckler Bbox Bouygues Telecom
2010  France Christophe Le Mével Française des Jeux
2011  France Thomas Voeckler Team Europcar
2012  Great Britain Jonathan Tiernan-Locke Endura Racing
2013  France Arthur Vichot FDJ
2014  Colombia Carlos Betancur Ag2r–La Mondiale
2015  Luxembourg Ben Gastauer AG2R La Mondiale
2016  France Arthur Vichot FDJ
2017  France Arthur Vichot FDJ
2018  France Jonathan Hivert Direct Énergie
2019  France Thibaut Pinot Groupama–FDJ
2020  Colombia Nairo Quintana Arkéa–Samsic
2021  Italy Gianluca Brambilla Trek–Segafredo


  1. ^ a b "News shorts: New French stage race planned for February". Cycling News. Retrieved 22 February 2016.

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