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Thomas Voeckler Biography

Professional cyclist
Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“Of course giving your whereabouts is demanding, but it is normal to request top athletes from all sports to do it. I prefer losing time to provide my whereabouts with the hope that there will be fewer cheaters. Enhancing the number of out-of-competition tests is a good thing.

It is not complicated to provide a location for one hour a day. We are lucky to be able to make a living from our passion, so if it takes this kind of efforts to make sport more credible, everybody should contribute to this system.”

“Athlete Testimonies on Whereabouts System,” WADA website, Feb. 24, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professional cyclist, Bbox Bouygues Telecom team, 2005-present
  • Winner, Etoile de Besseges, 2009
  • Winner, Tour du Haut Var, 2009
  • Winner, Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan, 2008
  • Winner, Circuit de la Sarthe, 2008
  • Winner, Tour du Poitou Charentes et de la Vienne, 2007
  • Champion, France National Road race, 2004
  • Professional cyclist, Brioches Boulangere team, 2003-2004
  • Winner, Tour de Luxembourg, 2003
  • Professional cyclist, Bonjour team, 2001-2002
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  • Born June 22, 1979 in Schiltigheim, France
  • Won Stage 5 of the 2009 Tour de France