Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tour Stage Two: Little Tommy Voeckler

Yes, Thomas Voeckler, is one of my favorites in the current pro-peloton, and the French are rather fond of him as well.  Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwin, two Brits who do the commentary for the television broadcast of the Tour that I have been watching for years, always call him, "Little Tommy Voeckler".  He had been spending most of the day at the back of the peloton until the road started up.  As the road went up he went off flashing his open jersey in hopes of getting away to repeat his 10 day holding of the Malliot Jaune in 2005 (I think).  He wears the blue, white and red stripes of the French flag on his sleeves as a former French National Champion.  Team Europcar was very aggressive in today's stage, with first Villeaux, then Voeckler and finally Rolland.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of the 100th Tour de France.

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