Valverde beats big freeze to win Tour of the Med

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Endura Racing riders Alexandre Blain and Rob Partridge were listed as not having finished the Tour of the Mediterranean, despite climbing all the way to the line at Mont Faron on Sunday.

The two riders battled to the top of the climb near Toulon but when they reached the finishing straight they found the road full of fans who had spilled over the barriers to watch the post-race presentations.

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