A lot happened in the Tour today. Some was pretty grim business. This was not.
Thomas Voeckler took yellow today. Nice work from Petit Blanc.
“I really didn’t think I’d have it a second time in my career. In 2004, people said that the peloton let me take the yellow jersey. Today I went out and went for it.”
Way back in 2004, young Tommy Voeckler had ten glorious days in yellow. It was fantastic. His suffering to stay in yellow for just one more day, and then just one more day again, and for just one more day again. It was a story in courage. I’ve been a fan of his ever since. Yeah, me and most of France.
The music in that vid may be a bit much, but it shows just how tenuous his grasp on that famed tunic was. May of those that finished in front of him in the mountains of 2004 have now been discredited, convicted, banned, shunned, marginalized or exiled. Thomas Voeckler remains. It is good to see him in yellow again.by