Thomas Voeckler aims the UCI Road World Championship
Thomas Voeckler had a great season in 2012 and was convinced that he could win the World Championships held in Limburg, Holland. In fact most of the people considered Voeckler to be the UCI Road World Champion. He was looking good until Gilbert put up a terrific show in the last 2 kilometres of the race to deny Voeckler from getting the victory. Edvald Boasson secured the second spot followed by Alejandro Valverde. Voeckler finished at the seventh place while the fourth, fifth, and sixth position were claimed by John Degenkolb, Lars Bloom, and Allan Davis respectively.
Voeckler has an exciting season this year starting with the first spot finish at the Brabantse Pijl 2012. The Tour de France also went good for him. He rode extraordinarily there to secure two stage wins. He also topped the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo 2012. He finished fourth at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege and claimed the eighth spot at the Tour de Flanders. He managed to register fifth overall position at the 2012 Four Day of Dunkirk.
Although the World Championship was lost but Thomas Voeckler is contended with the performance. In fact it was unanimously agreed that he was the best French rider on that particular day. When asked about the plans of the next season he said he would try and get some stage wins and would love to win the UCI Road World Championship next year.
Voeckler told that he was happy with his performance and congratulated Gilbert for securing the rainbow jersey. Voeckler reported that he didn’t give his 100% in the last climb intentionally to save his energy for the next rounds but that didn’t go right for him. Thomas Voeckler also told that he knew if there was anybody to defeat him it must be Gilbert and that came out to be true. But still he is pretty happy with the way this season had gone for him and expects to continue his form in 2013 as well.