2010 Tour du Haut-Var LIVE streaming video

- ON DEMAND:  Tour du Haut-Var FULL TV broadcasts available: Stage 1 (01:08:34) -- Stage 2 (01:26:11)  (Thanks, Bernie.)

- The race is now LIVE here.  Alternative LIVE link here opens in media player.

- Tour du Haut-Var LIVE feed expected here at around 15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern).

- Stage 1 results here.

- Sunday update:  Though the France3 page still gives 15:00 CET as a start time for today's Tour du Haut-Var live video feed, the commentators at the end of yesterday's stage said today's coverage would begin from 15:30 CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern), as it did yesterday.


- Tour du Haut-Var LIVE now here.  Alternative link for this feed here. (opens in Real Player full screen)

- Feed is currently on a playback loop, confirmed by correspondents in France, the UK, and the U.S.  Expect live coverage shortly (playback loop says 15:30 CET start now (9:30am U.S. Eastern)).

- Tour du Haut-Var LIVE coverage of Stage 1 getting underway on France3 here. More info and links below.

2010 Tour Cycliste International du Haut-Var Official Poster

- Montpellier (cyclingfans.com) - After last week's Tour of the Mediterranean, racing in the south of France continues this weekend with the 2010 edition of the Tour du Haut-VarThere will be live streaming videoThomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) is back to defend his 2009 title.  This weekend also marks the start of the 2010 European campaign for the American BMC Racing Team.  BMC have brought Karsten Kroon, Steve Morabito, Mathias Frank, Florian Stalder, Thomas Frei, Mauro Santambrogio, Jeff Louder, and Brent Bookwalter.  Tour Med winner Alejandro Valverde of Caisse d'Epargne originally planned to race this weekend but has pulled out, citing exhaustion from the cold weather conditions here last week.  Christophe Moreau will lead the team this weekend.  Garmin-Transitions riders expected on the start line include Christian Meier, Tom Danielson, Thomas Peterson, Peter Stetina and Daniel Martin.  Team Sky is bringing Sylvain Calzati, Dario Cioni, Michael Barry, and Ben Swift, among others.  Other teams competing include AG2R, Francaise des Jeux, Euskaltel, Quick Step, Saxo Bank, Rabobank, Cofidis, Saur-Sojasun, Skil-Shimano, Landbouwkrediet, Bretagne Schuller, Roubaix Lille Metropole, Big Mat, and Endura Racing.  It's a peloton similar to what we saw at last week's Tour Med.  Weather forecast is much better though, particularly for Saturday.  -Pete Geyer

Stage 1 Saturday: La Croix Valmer to Grimaud (175.6 km)

Note: On their site, organizers have mistakenly displayed the profile for the 2009 Stage 1.
Finish town is the same, however.

Stage 2 Sunday: Draguignan to Montauroux (200.7 km)


Peloton riding along the Mediterranean at last week's Le Tour Med.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

2010 Tour du Haut-Var Stage 1 goes through
Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera.
Copyright © Pete Geyer/cyclingfans.com

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(Saturday and Sunday at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. Eastern))
(Geo-restrictions unknown but it was worldwide in 2009)