Rolland makes French history on Alpe d'Huez

During Thomas Voeckler's ten days of glory wearing the yellow jersey, one of his teammates stood out as being particularly strong in the support of his Europcar leader: Pierre Rolland. On stage 19 to L'Alpe d'Huez, as Voeckler's overall lead was taken by Andy Schleck, the 24-year-old Rolland was given the opportunity to prove his enormous talent and he did not fail: he got the better of the world's greatest climbers Alberto Contador and Samuel Sanchez, winning his first Tour de France stage on top of a mythical mountain and taking the white jersey of best young rider from Rein Taaramae.

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