Thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler was born on 22 June 1979 in Schiltigheim, Alsace, France. He turned professional in 2001. Since then, he won Tour de France Mountains classification (2012) and 4 individual stages (2009, 2010, 2012). Other major wins are: Stage races – Tour de Luxembourg (2003), Four Days of Dunkirk (2011), Route du Sud (2006, 2013), Tour La Provence (2016), Tour de Yorkshire (2016); One-day races and Classics – National Road Race Championships (2004, 2010), GP Ouest-France (2007), GP de Québec (2010), Brabantse Pijl (2012).

Voeckler spent all his career in the same team: originally Bonjour, then went under the name of Brioches La Boulangère (2003–2004), Bouygues Télécom (2005–2008), Bbox Bouygues Telecom (2009–2010), Team Europcar (2011–2015) and Direct Énergie (2016–).

In September 2016, he announced that he will retire at the end of 2017 Tour de France.

Voeckler was nicknamed “Ti-Blanc” (a contraction of petit blanc, the literal translation of which is “little white”) due to his small stature and pale complexion.

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