Pierre Rolland – takes stage 19 of the Tour de France.

22 Jul

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Another gripping day watching the Tour de France on stage 19 of this historic race. Sadly, the steam finally run out for Thomas Voeckler on this cut and thrust stage. I think you wil all agree, Thomas has put on an impeccable performance for Team Europcar and all cycling fans across the globe. Thomas can hold his head high tonight and be extremely proud of what he has achieved and the period in which he held the sacred yellow jersey. Well done Thomas!

 Pierre Rolland has been a great servant to Thomas Voeckler and has been with him every step of the way. However, it was Pierre Rolland’s day today and what a day it was. He most certainly spoilt Alberto’s party! What a stupendous ride from this young Frenchman. His timing couldn’t of been better as he approach contador approximately 1 km from the finish line. Pure text book. Contador just didn’t have the beans in his legs to match Pierre’s strength and endurance at the final push, we were all at the edge of our seats shouting “come on Pierre” !  A superb stage victory for Pierre and also winning the white jersey at the same time.

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 No one could of predicted the impact Team Europcar have had on this 2011 Tour de France. This team which was granted a wild card have put on an exemplary performance. Ernesto Colnago must be rightly proud of these boys as they have ridden his Colnago bikes with such passion and conviction. To be honest, it’s been a great ‘good feel’ factor for all concerned and I thank the boys for such an amazing performance!  Its also great to see Colnago back where they belong. Back in the heart of  professional racing. Ernesto has indeed created a sublime carbon bicycle in the C59 which is a world-class racing frame!    

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 Photos Credits – Yahoo Sport
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