Thomas Voeckler Injured Being Hit By A Car

LIMOGES, France, Aug 19, 2014 - French Europcar rider Thomas Voeckler was struck by a car and appeared to injure his shoulder just before the start of the Tour du Limousin in Limoges on Tuesday. Voeckler, 35, was preparing for the start of the first stage of the four-stage race when he was hit by the car at a roundabout, an AFP correspondent at the scene, who witnessed the incident, … [Read more...]

Thomas Voeckler Breaks Collar Bone, No Tour Down Under

Voeckler Winning Stage 10 SYDNEY, Jan 15, 2014 (AFP) - French star Thomas Voeckler broke his collar bone when he crashed into a car during training on Wednesday and is out of the Tour Down Under, race organizers said. The 34-year-old was taken to a sports clinic for X-rays immediately after the accident, which happened on a ride near the Adelaide beach suburb of Glenelg just hours … [Read more...]

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler To Debut In Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 31, 2013 (AFP) - French star Thomas Voeckler will race the Tour Down Under for the first time when his Europcar team debuts in Australia's leading cycling event in January. Race director Mike Turtur said Voeckler's climbing abilities make him well suited to the 2014 route in and around Adelaide. "Having worn the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on two occcasions … [Read more...]

Voeckler and Rolland Head Europcar Tour de France Team

PARIS, June 24, 2013 - Veteran Thomas Voeckler and French compatriot and climbing specialist Pierre Rolland will lead Europcar's challenge in this year's Tour de France, which gets underway in Porto Vecchio, Corsica, on Saturday. Europcar named their team on Monday for the race that runs till July 21. Voeckler, 34, has won four stages in the Tour and finished as King of … [Read more...]

Voeckler Virtually Secures Polka Dot Jersey

PEYRAGUDES, France, July 19, 2012 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler took a step towards a coveted appearance on the podium of the Tour de France after virtually securing the race's polka dot jersey Thursday. Voeckler has given his Europcar team two stage wins on the 99th edition, his most recent coming Wednesday when he won an epic mountain stage to a downhill finish in … [Read more...]

Voeckler Wins Tour de France Stage 11 As Wiggins Defends Yellow

Voeckler Winning Stage 10

Written by: Justin Davis BELLEGARDE-SUR-VALSERINE, France, July 11, 2012 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey on the first day of the Tour de France in the Alps Wednesday as France's Thomas Voeckler won the 10th stage. Voeckler, of the Europcar team, capped an impressive game of cat and mouse with several rivals in the closing kilometers to claim his first … [Read more...]

Thomas Voeckler Abandons Dauphine On The Final Day

CHATEL, France, June 10, 2012 (AFP) - France's Thomas Voeckler withdrew from the Criterium du Dauphine race on Sunday, half an hour into the seventh and final stage from Morzine to Chatel here in the Alps. "Thomas has a sore knee. He was already limping a bit yesterday evening, and he is suffering again this morning," Europcar team sporting director Andy Flickinger told the race's … [Read more...]

Voeckler wins Fleche brabanconne

OVERIJSE, Belgium, April 11, 2012 (AFP) - Thomas Voeckler became only the third French cyclist to win the one day Fleche brabanconne race here on Wednesday. The 32-year-old, who wore the Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey for a large part of last year's race, came home clear of Spain's three-time world road race champion Oscar Freire while Pieter Serry of Belgium was third. … [Read more...]

Chavanel, Voeckler Lead French Rainbow Jersey Bid

PARIS, Sept 14, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France stars Thomas Voeckler and Sylvain Chavanel will spearhead France's bid for the coveted rainbow jersey at the world road race cycling championships in Copenhagen later this month. Voeckler, the national champion in 2010 and reigning national champion Chavanel will lead a nine-man team for the 266 km men's elite race that brings the curtain down on … [Read more...]

Voeckler Looking Forward To Horseing Around

SABLES D'OLONNE, France, Aug 11, 2011 - French Tour de France hero Thomas Voeckler is set to pit his cycling skills against horse and jockey at a race course in Sables d'Olonne next week, it was announced Thursday. Voeckler, who rides for Europcar, had the hosts of the world's premier cycling event dreaming of a first home winner since Bernard Hinault in 1985 when he spent 10 days in the … [Read more...]