Voeckler To Be Named Coach Of French National Team

Arnaud Demare hanging out with Thomas Voeckler at the start

Retired pro Thomas Voeckler will take over the job as head coach of the French national road team from Cyrille Guimard starting in 2020, according to a report on LeDauphine.com on Saturday. Voeckler will join Guimard, who took the job in 2017, for the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire this year and then take over completely ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the world championships in Aigle-Martigny, Switzerland. Voeckler declined to comment for Cyclism'Actu , telling the French website that he would wait until after the official press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. That announcement is expected before the start of the French road race championships in Hague-Fouassière. Voeckler raced for 17 years as a pro, starting in 2000 with the Bonjour team of Jean-René Bernaudeau, and spent his entire career racing for Bernaudeau's teams. Known for his aggressive racing and his animated facial expressions while ...

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