The Mediterranean Tour (French: Tour méditerranéen , 2016 officially: La Méditerranéenne ) was a French stage race .
The cycling event, which has been held since 1974, traditionally took place in February. For a long time the race consisted of five to eight stages, the start and finish locations were in the French Mediterranean region, in some years with detours to the Italian Riviera. Almost every year, a high point of the race was the climb to Mont Faron above Toulon, which is often held as a time trial . The race has been part of the UCI Europe Tour in UCI Category 2.1 since 2005 .
The event was initially canceled for 2012; the reason given was "reporting errors" at the French Cycling Federation. In January 2012 the UCI confirmed the subsequent inclusion of the tour in the racing calendar. In January 2015, the organizing agency LNC announced that the race planned for February would be shortened from five to three days until the race was finally canceled at the beginning of February due to a financial dispute.
After the Mediterranean Tour ( Tour méditerranéen cycliste professionnel ) led through southern France in previous years, the race was held again in 2016 under the new name La Méditerranéenne as a three -country tour with stages in Spain , France and Italy . In 2017 the race was canceled because a sufficient police motorcycle escort was not ensured.
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