Thomas Voeckler has been awarded the prestigious Velo d’ Or as the best French rider for 2010 !

28 Oct

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Thomas Voeckler has been awarded the prestigious Vélo d’Or as the best French rider of the 2010 season by leading French bike magazine Vélo. The Bbox Telecom rider received 109 points in a poll of journalists and other seasoned observers of the cycling scene, with Sylvain Chavanel earning 90 points and 2009 Velo d’Or winner Grégory Baugé 56 

 Announcing news of the award, French newspaper l’Equipe described the 2010 season as Voeckler’s best so far in a distinguished career. It was also his first on Colnago bikes, and notably the C59 on which he won the French national road title, the Luchon stage of the Tour de France and the GP de Québec ProTour event.

 

Voeckler also played a key role in helping his team attract a new sponsor. The 30-year-old demonstrated very impressive loyalty in committing himself to Bbox team boss Jean-René Bernaudeau despite a number of offers from other squads. That loyalty paid off when multinational car hire company Europcar came forward as the team’s new backer, with Voeckler very much the new team’s leader.

Voeckler is now eagerly looking forward to the 2011 season where one of his main targets will be to make an impression during the opening days of the Tour de France, which take place in his team’s home region of the Vendée.

 

This is indeed great news for Thomas who’s been a great servant and and anchor man of the Bbox Bouygues Telecom team. He’s had a fantastic 2010 and has been an inspiration!  

 

This is Thomas in action in the GP Quebec 2010! 

 

 

Some great footage of Thomas – stage 15 – Tour de France 2010

 

 

Thomas interview after winning stage 15 – Tour de France 2010

 

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