Tour Méditerranéen Offers New Challenges

The Tour Méditerranéen that begins Wednesday in Limoux, France, shapes up to be different than past editions, said ’s , who will be competing in the race for the sixth time.

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Moinard said the addition of a 24 kilometer individual time trial that finishes on Mont Saint Claire isn’t the only change. “The first stage could be windy to Gruissan and then it will be tricky and hilly for the next few days until the (Stage 4) finish on the Mont Faron, which I think will decide the final winner,” Moinard said. Assistant Director Yvon Ledanois said with a roster that includes sprinters, climbers, a time trialist and breakaway specialists, there are a number of opportunities to make some results. “Because this race includes some of the same roads, it will also help prepare the riders who will be doing and then focusing on Paris-Nice,” he said.

Download the official race sheet (PDF with roster, bios, statistics, etc.):

Tour Méditerranéen Roster (Feb. 6-10):
(GER), (NOR), (BEL), (FRA), (SUI), (ITA), (ITA), (SUI).

Sport Director:
Yvon Ledanois (FRA)

Scott Major (USA)

Performance Director:

Bus Drivers: Steven Christiaens (BEL), Danny Debuck (BEL). Chef: Walter Grözinger (GER). Mechanics: Peter De Bleecker (BEL), Kevin Grove (USA), Christian Moore (AUS), Glen Vandevyvere (BEL). Nutritionist: Judith Haudum (AUT). Soigneurs: Chris De Vos (BEL), Anthony Lafourte (BEL), Anthony Pauwels (BEL).

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