Friday, July 22, 2011

Team Europcar wins Stage 19!

Although Thomas Voeckler was not able to retain the yellow jersey after today's brutal climbing stage, Team Europcar was still in the highlights. Pierre Rolland took home stage 19 today after some tough attacks delivered by Alberto Contador.

Pierre Rolland celebrates as he crosses the line ahead of GC favorites on his Colnago M10
The French celebrate today as Pierre Rolland is the first French rider since Bernard Hinault back in 1986 to win the L'Alpe d'Huez! The second Voeckler knew he was no longer keeping the yellow jersey, he gave Rolland the signal to go ahead, and Pierre did just that. On top of taking home a historic stage win, he gained the points to be in the White Jersey at the finish.

Pierre Rolland in the White Jersey after taking a historic stage win today
Thomas Voeckler on his Colnago C59 Italia Yellow Jersey Edition working hard
Team Europcar and their fleet of Colnagos consisting of C59 Italia and M10
We are now going into Individual Time Trials tomorrow with the final day riding into Paris Sunday, what more fireworks will we see?

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