Tour de France 2013 Route Map. Source: letour.comThe 100th Tour de France starts tomorrow in Porto Vecchio, on the island of Corsica. The 21 stage race is considered the crown jewel of international cycling and will attract more international media attention than any other cycling event of the year.
Just under 200 racers will start Le Tour on a relatively flat stage along the coast of Corsica. The day's winner will get to wear the prized yellow jersey (French: maillot jaune) - so...Read Full Story
The Tour de France is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The race (and festivities) kick off this weekend, on June 29th, on the island of Corsica. To spice things up for the big anniversary, Tour organizers have included a particularly difficult set of mountain stages, including a double climb of the famed l'Alpe d'Huez.All 19 teams in the UCI's Pro Teams will enter squads into the world renowned stage race. Three UCI Pro Continental teams, all French-based, will also compete. The...Read Full Story
Thomas Voeckler competed Stage 11 of the 2010 Tour de France today in 04:42:29. He ranked #108 for the stage. THR's Mark Cavendish won the stage in a sprint. Andy Schleck keeps his yellow jersey for yet another day. He's at the top of the general classification leaderboard. Andy is followed by rivals Alberto Contador, Samuel Sanchez, and Denis Menchov. Alessandro Petacchi from LAMPRE is now in the Green Jersey, while Jerome Pineau of QuickStep holds the best climber jersey. In...Read Full Story
A shot from the peloton during stage 4. (Getty Images)Stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de France was a 94 mile ride through France that ended in Reims. Thomas Voeckler competed the ride in 03:34:55. He ranked #113 for the stage. The day's winner was Alessandro Petacchi. At the end of Stage 4, Thomas Voeckler now ranks #76 in the overall general classification. His combined general classification time is 18:32:51. He has a gap of 00:03:56 with yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara. Thomas...Read Full Story
French rider Thomas Voeckler took his first stage victory of 2009 today in Stage 5 of the Tour de France. Stage 5 was relatively flat and covered the 196 kilometers (122-miles) from Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan. Thomas Voeckler was thrilled to take the win, remarking "This is really the proof that if you work hard and stick to it, the victories will come."Voeckler broke his collar bone earlier this year and has been fighting to recover from the injury.Read Full Story
Thomas Voeckler (born June 22, 1979) is a French professional cyclist who competes in a variety of international races, including the Tour de France. Find videos, pics and articles on Thomas Voeckler here.