Rider profile: Thomas Voeckler
He won't win the 2013 Tour but in terms of pure entertaintment, Tommy V is yellow jersey-level box office. The gutsy breakaways (often when you least expect them), the tongue lolling out of his head, the delightful range of grins and gurns… there are few riders with more charisma than Voeckler.
And let's not forget, Voeckler did win the King of the Mountains in the 2012 Tour, so this year's lofty route should play into his hands, despite his advancing years – he's always a good bet for a cheeky stage win in the Alps.
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