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Normally the last finish, the narrow, twisty and scenic climb to the top of Mont Faron will be the penultimate stage of this year's Tour Méditerranéen and as usual it's the first mountaintop finish on the Europe Tour. More photos from previous years:
Big Photos from 2013sirotti
No Big Photos from 2012
Big Photos from 2011sirotti
Big Photos from 2010sirotti

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News and Updates for Tour Méditerranéen 2013

Stage 5 Post-Race Coverage

6 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti
Full Stage 5 Results and the the final GCdirectvelo
Thomas Löfkvist nicks overall race in dramatic final stagevelonation
Roelandts continues Lotto Belisol’s superb season start with eleventh team winvelonation
Tour Méditerranéen Victory Long Time Coming For Löfkvistcyclingnews
Roche Motivated By Season Start At Tour Med With Saxo-Tinkoffcyclingnews
6 Big Photos from Stage 5sirotti
February 9 update: The Mt Faron summit finish shook up the GC as expected, but the time-trialists are still at the top. Lars Boom slipped out of the race lead and now needs to make up just one second on new race leader Maxime Monfort (RadioShack) on the final stage. There are two categorized climbs on Stage 5, but the last one is 40 km from the finish. No time bonuses means Boom and his Blanco team will have to drop Monfort for the overall win. Two riders are tied for third just 2s back. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 5 profile, map and timetable
Zaugg forced out of Tour of the Mediterranean due to fracturevelonation

Stage 4 Post-Race Coverage

16 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti
Thieves strip Garmin-Sharp truck of 250,000 euros’ worth of bikesvelonews
Stage 4 Full Results and GCdirectvelo
Péraud escapes to victory on Mont Faroncyclingnews
Maxime Monfort takes the lead on Mont Faron stagevelonation
Boom just one second off yellow jersey and determined to strike backvelonation
16 Big Photos from Stage 4sirotti

February 8 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 winner of this stage is often the overall winner but the Stage 2 individual time-trial has spread out the field more than in previous years. David Moncoutié, now retired, has won this stage more times than any other rider with 2011 being his fourth and final win (see photos below). — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the Stage 4 profile, map and timetable
Nicolas Roche feature: Improved confidence with Team Saxo Tinkoffvelonation
12 Big Photos from Stage 5 (Mt Faron) in 2011sirotti
9 Big Photos from Stage 5 (Mt Faron) in 2010sirotti

Stage 3 Canceled At Tour Méditerranéencyclingnews
Radioshack Defend Schleck After Tour Of Med Retirementcyclingnews

Stage 2 Post-Race Coverage

13 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
Tour Stage 2 ITT Resultscyclingnews
Pinotti suffers fractured ribs in Tour Med TT crashvelonews
Lars Boom powers into the lead in stage two time trialvelonation
13 Big Photos from Stage 2sirotti
February 7 update: A flat, 24 km individual time-trial on a spit along the Mediterranean Sea with an uphill (max. 15%) finish in Sete. Stage 13 of the 2012 Tour de France finished at the start host, Cap d’Agde, see photos below. — Steve

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Stage 2 interactive mapbikemap
Big Photos from the Cap d’Agde Finish at the 2012 Tour de Francesirotti/flockton/reuters

Stage 1 Post-Race Coverage

13 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
Full Official Stage 1 Resultsletourmed
Stage 1 Resultscyclingnews
Tour Méditerranéen: André Greipel takes stage one in Gruissan bunch sprintvelonation
Schleck abandons 2013 Tour Mediterraneenvelonews
13 Big Photos from Stage 1sirotti
February 6 update: Stage 1 starts out hilly after the start in Limoux but the second of the stage is flat as the race heads to the Mediterranean Sea and the finish in Gruissan. High winds forecasted. — Steve

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Official Startlist with bib numbers (updated Feb 6th) —

2013 Tour Méditerranéen Race Preview

GC Favorites (according to
*** : Pierre Rolland, Michel Kreder
** : Christophe Le Mével, Thomas Voeckler, Thomas Dekker
* : Thibaut Pinot, Thomas Lofkvist, Fabio Duarte, Davide Rebellin, Nicolas Roche, Alexandre Geniez, Pierrick Fédrigo, Jean Christophe Péraud, Franco Pellizotti, Romain Sicard, Bauke Mollema, Robert Kiserlovski

February 6 update:
Hushovd continues comeback at Tour Medvelonews

February 5 update:
Le Tour Méditerranéen demain

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Live Streaming Video and TV Coverage

Feburary 5 update: As usual, there is no live video for this race, only official live text updates on Twitter. Expect, brief highlights from france3 later in the day and big photos from Sirotti. — Steve
Stage 5 Live Updates (French... English Translation) — direct.directvelo

2013 Tour Méditerranéen Route Map

2012 Tour Méditerranéen Archived Coverage

2011 Tour Méditerranéen Archived Coverage

2010 Tour Méditerranéen Archived Coverage