Red, white, blue and green: Voeckler leads the way for Europcar in 2011

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When previous main backer Bouygues Telecom announced their intention to pull the plug on their sponsorship of the squad at the end of 2010, team manager Jean-René Bernaudeau struggled to find a replacement.

Charges Pierrick Fedrigo and Nicolas Vogondy chose to jump ship - to Francaise des Jeux and Cofidis, respectively - but Thomas Voeckler decided to remain loyal, with his commitment eventually helping to pull in Europcar. Now, the team's new green jerseys will be easy to pick out in this season's peloton-sea of black and blue.

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