Off on Their Own
On paper the first road stage of Paris Nice looked to be one for the sprinters, however, ever aggressive Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) had something else in mind. Voeckler was joined in a very long break away attempt by fellow countyman, Anthony Delaplace (Bretagne-Seche). Voeckler became the darling of French cycling by a similar move that put him into the Yellow Jersey for 10 days in the Tour de France. I am sure he was hoping to have a similar result today.