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Well done Tommy Voeckler

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Jun 16, 2009
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guido17 said:
Great to see Tommy win, for some unknown reason i put a bet on him to win the stage as i was thinking there would be a chance of a breakaway staying away from the peleton... :D

What were his odds and how much did you win? Lucky b a r s t a r d:)
I have been a big fan of Voeckler for the last couple of years. He does not have a very big engine and he is at a disadvantage on the "preparation" front, but he is a battler. During the Giro he must have been in every other break. It is great to see him finally get his due.
Mar 13, 2009
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If anyone deserved to win a stage in the Tour, it would be Thomas Voeckler. He's definitely one of the nicest guys in the peloton and he's been trying for years now. You should have seen him after the stage in the interview with Gérard Holtz from France 2, apologizing to his fans that he doesn't always have the time to give autographs and take pictures.


Mar 17, 2009
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BroDeal said:
I thought it went through 2010, giving them a year and a half.

Brice Feillu (Agritubel) made quite an impression for his French fans today. Between riding off the front with 8 others for most of the race to having the strength left to leave his break companions behind and take the win, he gave the home crowd more to cheer about.

If you haven’t figured it out, Brice is the younger brother of Romain. Romain was proud of his little brother, saying “I cry. I knew he would win. When I saw they had seven minutes ahead at the foot of Arcalis, I thought he would win. I had confidence in him.”

Feillu did not do the traditional zip-up of the jersey before crossing the finish line. Was he too tired, or was it is message to team sponsor Agritubel, who is walking away from their sponsorship at the end of the season? Maybe these France-based sponsors should reconsider their choices after yesterday and today. Bouyges Telecom is another company that is leaving the sport.
Feillu will get to wear the polka-dotted climber’s jersey tomorrow.

Feillu’s compatriot Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale) was awarded the ‘most combative’ award for today.

Rinaldo Nocentini, riding for the French team AG2R-La Mondiale, is the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey in nine years. He came across the line 4th, and came in just six seconds ahead in the overall.

Nocentini moved up 31 places today!
May 6, 2009
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From the homepage:

Bouygues Telecom to continue in 2010

Team will look for co-sponsor to ensure future

Bouygues Telecom will continue to sponsor their eponymous ProTour team until the end of the 2010 season.

The team, Bbox Bouygues Telecom, is currently competing in the Tour de France, where they have taken two stage wins through Thomas Voeckler and Pierrick Fédrigo.

French daily L'Equipe reported that the French telecommunications company would match its current 5.5 million Euro commitment to Jean-René Bernaudeau's squad next year.

Bouygues Telecom's contract had been set to expire at the end of the current season. Bernaudeau had begun the process of looking for a replacement for the company, who have sponsored the team since 2005. The team added 'BBox' to its name this year, BBox is a product provided by Bouygues Telecom.

A spokesperson for Bougyues Telecom indicated to L'Equipe that the team will look for a co-sponsor capable of ensuring the team's continuation. "Our priority remains finding a co-sponsor for 2010, which will ensure the future of the team into 2011"

The news follows the announcement, in June, that the sponsorship of fellow French ProTour squad, Cofidis, had also been renewed until the end of 2010.