Thomas Voeckler digs deep and remains in yellow – Stage 18 – TDF 2011 !

21 Jul

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Folks…..what a race today on stage 18 of the Tour de France 2011. Many predicted that this would be a climb too far for Thomas…..how wrong they were! This French rider from Team Europcar put in a monster performance which every Colnago owner/enthusiast and French cycling fan can be immensely proud of. In my opinion, Thomas found the ‘inner’ rider on today’s stage and took himself to another level of professional cycling. Its just amazing what wearing the yellow jersey can do to a riders overall effort and ability. It also proved to Thomas that he can indeed hang-out with the big boys on the most demanding and physically challenging stages of the Tour de France. Whilst Alberto Contador was hanging off the back, Thomas was matching pedal stroke for pedal stroke with Cadel Evans of Team BMC. Evans, Voeckler and Rolland most certainly put the hammer down to claw back time from Andy Shleck after his impressive breakaway from the main peloton. Shleck’s performance today was breathtaking in the mountains and was a complete joy to watch. So, this evening, Thomas hangs onto the yellow jersey for another stage with 15 seconds to spare. I only wish I could ride my Colnago C59 like Thomas Voeckler 🙂  Bravo!  

Photo Credits – Yahoo Sport

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