Team Sky To Compete At Tour du Haut-Var Despite Bike Thefts

LE CANNET-DES-MAURES, France, Feb 22, 2014 - Team Sky awoke on Saturday morning to find that 16 bikes had been stolen from a support vehicle as they prepared to compete in this weekend's Tour du Haut-Var in France. The vehicle was parked at the team's hotel in Trans-en-Provence, but replacements were found in time for them to participate in the opening stage at Le Cannet-des-Maures. … [Read more...]

Hushovd Wins Tour Du Haut Var Opener

BMC Racing Team's Thor Hushovd won Saturday's opening stage of the two-day Tour du Haut Var with a powerful, uphill sprint over Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) and Arthur Vichot (FDJ). Grateful To The Team Hushovd said he had a strong lead out from his teammates at the end of the 152.7 kilometer race. "The whole team was supporting me well in the end and on the last lap they were … [Read more...]

Tour du Haut Var, Stage 1: Two Within Striking Distance For BMC

Karsten Kroon led the BMC Racing Team on Saturday’s opening stage of the Tour du Haut Var. The Dutchman finished 23rd in a wind-swept 108-mile (175 km) race from La Croix Valmer to Grimaud. Kroon, Morabito With Leaders Kroon and Steve Morabito were the only BMC Racing Team riders to finish in the leading groups that arrived at the finish within 30 seconds of stage winner Rinaldo Nocentini … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team Motivated For Tour du Haut Var

The roster the BMC Racing Team will field for the Tour du Haut Var is built to tame the terrain of southeastern France and motivated to get the team’s European campaign off to a good start. ‘Always Lots Of Attacking’ The two-day stage race’s roller-coaster climbs of the Provence region typically present the perfect platform for attacks, said BMC Racing Team Director Sportif John … [Read more...]