Thomas Voeckler: 'If you don't believe Bardet or Pinot can win the Tour de France 2019, you don't believe in anything'

The Frenchman has backed his compatriots to bring home a first Tour victory for their country since Bernard Hinault in 1985

Romain Bardet and Thomas Voeckler (Chris Graythen/Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Thomas Voeckler has backed his fellow Frenchmen Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) for success at the Tour de France 2019.

"I believe in them for victory, Voeckler said. "If we are not all behind Bardet or Pinot to succeed the Badger [Bernard Hinault], given their respective teams and the course, then we do not believe in anything."

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