With the Tour de France less than 10 days away, we are more enthusiastic than we’ve ever been. For the last two years, Team Europcar has been a highlight of some of the event’s best action including Best Young Rider in 2011 with Pierre Rolland and Best Climber in 2012 with Thomas Voeckler. In addition, Thomas Voeckler held the yellow jersey for 10 days in 2011 and the team had 4 stage victories in 2011 and 2012 combined. With results like this, it’s easy to see why we are so excited.
Yet, the 100th Tour de France marks something maybe even bigger. Something definitely closer to our hearts. David Veilleux, a true Garneau athlete from his U23 days to his current Pro Tour career, has secured a Tour de France start for Team Europcar. So far, 2013 has been a fantastic year for David. He was 1st at Stage 1 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, a World Tour event, and 1st Overall at the Boucles de la Mayenne.
David has been a component of the Louis Garneau brand for years. He is a familiar face in the office, he joins staff on rides when he is home, he has been featured in Garneau ads, helped with product development, and provided insight to our engineers. The only way to describe David Veilleux's relationship with our company is that he’s family.
We created this video before we had even learned of David being the first Quebec-born cyclist in the Tour de France. We created this video because we have always admired how David rides with passion and that has always inspired us.
We ask that you join us in wishing David success in the weeks to come. Though in our minds, he has already won.
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Ride for the love of it!