Thomas voeckler has spoken out about mechanical doping, claiming that he raced against cheats that used hidden motors. The Frenchman called time on his 17-year long career at the end of the Tour de France last year. He is set to become a pundit for French broadcast France Televisions next month, as per reports.

The retired rider was active in an era where cycling struggled to clean the sport. He has always denied doping himself but there were several cases involving his mates. He was initially skeptical but now believes that there was mechanical doping as side the well documented chemical cases.

Thomas Voeckler To Defend Title

Thomas Voeckler the defending champion is hopeful to go out on a high. Reason he carry on to wind down his career of Tour de Yorkshire this weekend.

The rider from France will ride his final and 15th Tour de France in July. He has got his defense under way in the first stage of Friday from Bridlington to Scarborough.

Voeckler is not 37 years and speaking about his experience he said “Throughout the race I have been relishing every moment and it feels special for that,”

The Team Sky challenge was led by Welshman Luke Rowe and Adam Blythe the British champion is one among the top sprinters.

Blythe, who is not 27 years old and represent Aqua Blue Sport, said, “In the Tour de Yorkshire, we are bringing a team that is very strong,” Continue Reading “Thomas Voeckler To Defend Title”


The Tour De France Grand Depart of 2018 is expected to run through two road stages in the Vendée region.

While it begins officially at the often submerged Passage du Gois road leading from the island of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île. This will then be closely followed by a 35km team trial on stage 3 around Cholet.

This will be the sixth time the Grand Depart has been hosted by the Vendee Region, coming in about seven years since after the Grand Depart of 2011 was held in the area.

Back in 1903, the first edition of the Tour de France went through the area during the key stage between Bordeaux and Nantes. Also in 1993, the Puy du Fou theme park hosted the Grand Départ with Miguel Indurain winning the 6.8km prologue time trial and also going on to win the race in Paris. Continue Reading “2018 TOUR DE FRANCE TO BEGIN ON PASSAGE DU GOIS”


In recent news, sportsman Thomas Voeckler has expressed his wish to retire in the next season saying that the tour had given him all his desires.

The Frenchman has proceeded to setup a date for retirement as he announced that he plans to hang his wheels and stop competing after the upcoming 2017 tour de France championship.

Voeckler, who will be turning 38 when he officially concludes his last competition, has had a fulfilling career and has given his fans quite a lot of joy over the years.

The Frenchman will arrive at ChampsElysees to receive an emotional farewell that will mark the end of a time on the track that consists of 15 consecutive tours. An enthusiast of the sport will recall Voeckler’s performances in 2004 and 2011 where he competed clad in yellow jersey and showed a great degree of resilience as he held on defiantly for so long refusing to fall behind and finished with his best ever overall position. Continue Reading “THOMAS VOECKLER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT PLAN”

Thomas Voeckler Plans To Retire

Those who are fans of Thomas Voeckler will probably have heard of his imminent plans of retirement.

Being sponsored by Direct Energie, Thomas is now preparing for his ride in the Tour de France. He has not yet announced his plan to give up on the sport as yet. He admits that after he takes part in the upcoming Tour de France, he would decide on whether he will retire this year at the end of the season or continue for another season.

Voeckler turned 37 years of age in June this year. He started taking part in Tour de France from 2003. The last winter saw him signing up for a year with Direct Energie, his sponsor company. He is currently keeping all his options open. With the number of participations he has had in Tour de France events, there have been several highlighted moments in his cycling career.
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Voeckler’s Victory Of Tour De Yorkshire

The victory of Thomas Voeckler in the Tour de Yorkshire is known to all. He won the final as well as the third stage in Scarborough.

The French rider from Direct Energie team did not miss the opportunity of a lapse from Nicholas Roche from Team Sky and he defeated Roche in a sprint finish. The Irish man stood 2nd in the overall standing and was behind Thomas Voeckler by 6 seconds. The highest finisher was Adam Yates, who stood 3rd in the stage and overall achieved the 4th position.

Voeckler, who achieved 3rd position last year made good use of his experience of using some best tactics to trace Roche near the seafront of the resort despite of the huge crowd. As Roche underwent a lapse which was momentary caused him to go in a wrong direction and that’s when Voeckler took the opportunity to fly past him. When Voeckler plays the game, he not only uses his physical strength but also keeps his mind focused. This is precisely the main reason that this French man has achieved so many victories in the past. He plays with a lot of patience and hence he managed to achieve victory in the Tour de Yorkshire last month.
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