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The narrow, twisty and scenic climb to the top of Mont Faron traditionally caps five days of racing at Tour Méditerranéen and it's the first mountaintop finish on the Europe Tour. More photos from previous years:
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News and Updates for Tour Méditerranéen 2012

Full Official Stage 4 Results & Final General Classificationtourmed
Tiernan-Locke wins Tour Méditerranéen cyclingnews
Tiernan Locke wins final stage and overall of Tour of Mediterranean velonation
 Stage 4 photoscyclingnews
Endura manager Smith says team had full confidence in Tiernan Locke velonation

February 11 update: The traditional mountaintop finish on Mt Faron (5.5 km long, averages 9%, last 3 km are 10-12%) outside the city of Toulon (see photo above). The GC is so tight that the winner of this stage will likely win the overall just like David Moncoutie (Cofidis) did last year. He'll be one of the favorites but he doesn't like the cold weather and it has been much colder this year needless to say. Also, see the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). Steve
February 12 update: Due to 10 cm of fresh snow on Mt Faron, today's stage has been moved and shortened to 85 km. The finish will take place on Col de la Garde instead. (See profile below)

12 Big Photos from Stage 5 (Mt Faron) in 2011sirotti
9 Big Photos from Stage 5 (Mt Faron) in 2010sirotti

Stage 3 results: Michel Kreder (Garmin) wins again and takes the overall lead

Full Official Stage 3 Results & General Classificationtourmed
Stage 3 results and reportcyclingnews
 Stage 3 finish: Michel Kreder (Garmin) wins againyfrog
Two in two days for Michel Kreder in shortened stage three velonation
February 11 update: Another snowy morning in southern France (click the image to the left). Stage 3 has three catergorized climbs. See the stage profile, map and timetable in the race summary table (right). Steve

Stage 2 results: Sprint finish foiled for the second straight day in freezing conditions; Michel Kreder (Garmin) rolls off for the win

Full Official Stage 2 Results & General Classificationtourmed
Stage 2 results and reportcyclingnews
Report: Michel Kreder turns lead-out into win!slipstreamsports
 Stage 2 photoscyclingnews
February 10 update: This is the easiest of the four stages so expect a sprint finish win by Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ-BigMat), the cold weather specialist at this sort of thing. Friday's high temperature will only hit freezing again with winds from the north at 15-20 km/h (windchill of -11°C.) See the stage profile, map and timetabe in the race summary table (right). Steve

Stage 1 results: Endura Racing's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wins the shortened first stage in sub-freezing conditions after a successful late solo attack

Stage 1 results
1  Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura Racing)
2  Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ-BigMat)
3  Sébastien Chavanel (Team Europcar)
4  Raymond Kreder (Garmin)
5  Guillaume Boivin (Team SpiderTech powered by C10) 

General classification after stage 1
1  Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (Endura Racing)   
Full Official Stage 1 Resultstourmed
Stage 1 result and reportcyclingnews
 Stage 1 start photosjoe alderson
 Stage 1 photoscyclingnews
February 9 update: See stage profile, map and timetabe in the race summary table (right). Due to forecasted snow and sub-freezing temperatures, this stage has been shortened. Steve

2012 Tour Méditerranéen Race Preview

January 30 update: The route is now official. See the race summary table (right) and the race promo video below. —

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Tour Méditerranéen back on UCI calendar cyclingnews
Garzelli turns attention to [TourMed and] Tirreno-Adriatico cyclingnews

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Feburary 9 update: Live text updates on Twitter. Expect, brief highlights from france3 later in the day. — Steve
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