Wiggins Tightens His Grip On Yellow, Voeckler Wins Tour de France 16th Stage

by Justin Davis LUCHON, France, July 18, 2012 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain took another step towards securing his maiden Tour de France crown after a 16th stage won in stylish fashion by Frenchman Thomas Voeckler on Tuesday. Yellow jersey holder Wiggins repelled a number of attacks by Vincenzo Nibali on the fourth and final climb to come over the finish with his … [Read more...]

Voeckler To Miss French Cycling Championships

PARIS, June 18, 2012 (AFP) - Thomas Voeckler will miss the French cycling championships next weekend because of a swollen right knee, his Europcar team announced on Monday. Voeckler has been told to rest his troublesome knee for eight days, but the soon-to-be 33-year-old said he was confident he would be fit in time for the Tour de France, which starts on June 30. The two-time former … [Read more...]

Voeckler Plays Down Yellow Jersey Dreams

PARIS, Jan 26, 2012 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler admits finishing alongside the big yellow jersey favorites at July's Tour de France will be virtually impossible despite giving the hosts hope of a much longed-for podium place in 2011. Dominated for decades by foreign cycling stars, the Tour de France came close to producing its first French podium finisher since Richard Virenque … [Read more...]