2017 Tour du Haut Var

The 2017 Tour du Haut Var was a road cycling stage race that took place on 18 and 19 February 2017. The race was rated as a 2.1 event as part of the 2017 UCI Europe Tour, and was the 49th edition of the Tour du Haut Var.[2]

2017 Tour du Haut Var
2017 UCI Europe Tour
Race details
Dates18–19 February 2017
Stages2
Distance351 km (218.1 mi)
Winning time9h 06' 49"[1]
Results
Winner  Arthur Vichot (France) (FDJ)
  Second  Julien Simon (France) (Cofidis)
  Third  Romain Hardy (France) (Fortuneo–Vital Concept)

Points  Arthur Vichot (France) (FDJ)
Mountains  Franck Bonnamour (France) (Fortuneo–Vital Concept)
Youth  Tom Bohli (Switzerland) (BMC Racing Team)
  Team BMC Racing Team
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Just as it was in 2016, the overall race victory was decided upon cumulative stage finishes, after nine riders finished both stages in the same time. With stage finishes of second and third,[1] Arthur Vichot took honours in both the general classification and the points classification for the FDJ team.[3] Second place in the overall standings went to Julien Simon (Cofidis) with finishes of eighth and first, while the podium was completed by Fortuneo–Vital Concept's Romain Hardy, with two sixth-place finishes. Tom Bohli won the young rider classification for BMC Racing Team, Franck Bonnamour (Fortuneo–Vital Concept) won the mountains classification, while the teams classification was won by the BMC Racing Team.

TeamsEdit

Sixteen teams were invited to start the race. These included three UCI WorldTeams, six UCI Professional Continental teams and seven UCI Continental teams.[4]

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

UCI Continental teams

RouteEdit

Stage schedule
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 18 February Le Cannet-des-Maures to Saint-Paul-en-Forêt 145 km (90 mi)   Hilly stage   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA)
2 19 February Draguignan to Draguignan 206 km (128 mi)   Hilly stage   Julien Simon (FRA)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

18 February 2017 — Le Cannet-des-Maures to Saint-Paul-en-Forêt, 145 km (90 mi)[5][6]
Result of Stage 1 & General classification after Stage 1[6]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Samuel Dumoulin (FRA)    AG2R La Mondiale 3h 44' 48"
2   Arthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ + 0"
3   Maxime Vantomme (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 0"
4   Kevyn Ista (BEL) WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect + 0"
5   Francesco Gavazzi (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec + 0"
6   Romain Hardy (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
7   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Julien Simon (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
9   Bastien Duculty (FRA) Armée de Terre + 0"
10   Lilian Calmejane (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"

Stage 2Edit

19 February 2017 — Draguignan to Draguignan, 206 km (128 mi)[1][7]
Result of Stage 2[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Simon (FRA) Cofidis 5h 22' 01"
2   Julien El Fares (FRA) Delko–Marseille Provence KTM + 0"
3   Arthur Vichot (FRA) FDJ + 0"
4   Mauro Finetto (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence KTM + 0"
5   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
6   Romain Hardy (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
7   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Lilian Calmejane (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
9   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
10   Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
Final general classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Arthur Vichot (FRA)    FDJ 9h 06' 49"
2   Julien Simon (FRA) Cofidis + 0"
3   Romain Hardy (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
4   Damiano Caruso (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
5   Lilian Calmejane (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
6   Mauro Finetto (ITA) Delko–Marseille Provence KTM + 0"
7   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   Jonathan Hivert (FRA) Direct Énergie + 0"
9   Arnold Jeannesson (FRA) Fortuneo–Vital Concept + 0"
10   Julien El Fares (FRA) Delko–Marseille Provence KTM + 8"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2017 Tour du Haut Var, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Tour du Haut Var, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a green jersey. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 15 in a mass-start stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 25 points, with 20 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth, then 1 point fewer per place down to 1 for 15th place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a red jersey. In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.

The fourth jersey represented the young rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders born after 1 January 1993 were eligible to be ranked in the classification.[6] There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.

Stage Winner General classification
 
Mountains classification
 
Points classification
 
Young rider classification
 
Team classification
1[6] Samuel Dumoulin Samuel Dumoulin Marco Bernardinetti Samuel Dumoulin Tom Bohli BMC Racing Team
2[1] Julien Simon Arthur Vichot Franck Bonnamour Arthur Vichot
Final[1] Arthur Vichot Franck Bonnamour Arthur Vichot Tom Bohli BMC Racing Team

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2017 Tour du Haut Var". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Tour du Haut Var: Julien Simon wins final stage as Vichot takes overall title". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  4. ^ "49ème Tour du Haut Var-Matin - Liste des partants" [49th Tour du Haut Var-Matin - Start list] (PDF). STSport.fr (in French). Systèmes et Techniques du Sport. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  5. ^ "1ère étape Le Cannet-des-Maures / Saint-Paul-en-Forêt 153,7 Kms" [1st stage Le Cannet-des-Maures / Saint-Paul-en-Forêt 153.7 Kms] (PDF). Tour du Haut Var (in French). L'Olympique Cyclisme Centre Var Draguignan. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d "49ème Tour du Haut Var-Matin: 1ère étape Le Cannet des Maures - Saint-Paul en Forêt" [49th Tour du Haut Var-Matin: 1st stage Le Cannet-des-Maures - Saint-Paul-en-Forêt] (PDF). STSport.fr (in French). Systèmes et Techniques du Sport. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  7. ^ "2ème étape Draguignan / Draguignan 206,8 Kms" [2nd stage Draguignan / Draguignan 206.8 Kms] (PDF). Tour du Haut Var (in French). L'Olympique Cyclisme Centre Var Draguignan. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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