Jens Voigt to match Tour de France participation record

Jens Voigt set to match record of 17 Tour de France starts, held by George Hincapie and Stuart O'Grady

Jens Voigt attacks on stage three of the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

With Trek Factory Racing's Tour de France team selection announced yesterday, Jens Voigt is set to match the Tour  participation record.

Voigt will match the record of 17 Tour starts held by George Hincapie and Stuart O'Grady when he starts in Leeds next Saturday, July 5.

The 42-year-old from former East Germany, the oldest rider in the first division, has raced in the Tour every year since 1998 and won two stages.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.