Team profile: Europcar

Nationality: French

Track record: Nine stage victories and three secondary classification wins in their 14 Tours barely covers the impact Jean-Rene Bernaudeau's team has had on the race in its rollercoaster existence, with the glories of Francois Simon's Armstrong-upsetting three days in yellow in 2001 and Thomas Voeckler's heroic challenges countered by financial strife and team tensions.

Thomas Voeckler has been one of the team's most consistent riders for many years.

Credit: PA