Awesome finish last night in the Tour de France. I thought for a moment Voigt might be too strong after catching up onto the breakaway. Voeckler won the stage in a brutal 4 hours and 46 minutes.
I heard the commentators mention that no one in the Peloton likes Voeckler. Maybe it's because he is unpredictable and doesn't follow the script, i.e Peloton hunts down break-away
but as a viewer he's superb to watch. Another comment was that he is not a strong sprinter, maybe so, but lord of mercy he can climb. More on surviving the stages with alpine climbs here Tonight another gnarly old day in the tour looms ominously ahead: