Andre Greipel first leader Tour de Mediterraneen

The winnerof first stage of the Tour de Mediterraneen, was a sprinter from Lotto-BELISOL, Andre Greipel. At the finish line ahead of Matteo Gruissan Pelucchiego (IAM Cycling) and Daniel Maxime (Sojasun).

During the first stage of the Tour de Mediterraneen (kat.2.1 UCI) which ran from Limoux to Narbonne, cyclists overcame a distance of 146.5 km. Although the first part of the race was the longest, after all, was not the easiest, especially the initial kilometers. Immediately after the start of the route in the town of Limoux began to rise quite strongly upward. On a 32 kilometer cyclists conquered the Col du Paradis uphill, which was situated mountain cat.1 bonus. After riding a few miles for the cyclists were waiting another uphill at Col des Fourches of premium mountain cat.2). Another 100 km route is just not very tall mountains exit and completely flat area. Shaped so strongly preferred route sprinters stage, because most of the route ran on the flat and you could assume that the entire peloton reaches the finish line.