Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tour de France Stage 6: Classic Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) can be counted on to add a spark to a stage.  He had helped his sprinter, Bryan Coquard, to contest the intermediate sprint.  Those who sprint always get a gap on the peloton as they vie for sprinting points, however the usual pattern is for the sprinters to sit up and wait for the group to catch back on.  Voeckler knew this pattern and used the gap and the expectation to launch an attack on the peloton,  While is antics usually fail there are times when he is widely successful.  He has used just such an attack on two different Tours that had him in the Maillot Jaune for 10 consecutive days on both occasions.  Today turned out to be another failed effort.

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