Tour de France rookie Jeannesson nets white jersey

The number of French winners at the Tour de France on Bastille Day remains at 27 out of 108 total race editions after Spaniard Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) won Thursday's stage 12. But local fans had a lot to celebrate with Frenchmen leading two classifications at the end of the stage. Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) took over the white jersey of best young rider, and Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) retained the yellow. Both Voeckler and Jeannesson hail from the Vendée province where the Tour de France kicked off.

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