Rubber face: the Tour's most expressive man

Photo gallery of Voeckler's extensive facial repertoire

When the cameras are rolling at the Tour de France, no one puts on more of a show than Thomas Voeckler.

Grimacing, grinning, his mouth gaping, his tongue dangling, his head bobbing — Voeckler holds nothing back when racing a bike.

His French fans love him, whether he is winning a stage, like he did Wednesday at the Tour de France, or simply battling to retain the yellow jersey for just one more day, like he did in 2011.

In the photo gallery at right, we take a look back over some of his signature expressions from the last two years at the Tour de France.

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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