Dumoulin wins Haut Var opener
French rider Samuel Dumoulin won the opening stage of the Tour du Haut Var in France.
The Cofidis rider pipped Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini on the line at the end of the 169km stage from La Croix Valmer to Grimaud.
Dumoulin's compatriot Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) took third place.
The second and final stage of the race will take place on Sunday on a 207km course beginning and ending in Draguignan.
Tour du Haut Var stage one
1. Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis - 4:00:05
2. Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale - same time .
3. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar + 00:01
4. José Joaquín Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team - same time