• Despite Punishing Fall, Pierre Rolland Emerges Victorious At Stage 11 Of The Tour De France


    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    The old adage goes: “If you fall, get up and try again.” French Europcar rider Pierre Rolland was a shining example of getting back up and trying again in Thursday’s Stage 11 of the Tour de France. The young cyclist was in the lead group of three riders on the final decent of the grueling Stage 11 when he misjudged a turn and went sliding to the ground. With his left hip torn open and blood spilling from his left elbow, Rolland exhibited the gutsiest performance of the day, pedaling himself back up to the lead. Rolland, sporting a custom pair of Oakley Radar Path sunglasses with True Digital prescription lenses, caught the two in front of him and shot out to a commanding 59-second lead, ultimately cruising to the victory. His win at La Toussuire, was his second Tour de France stage victory and marked back-to-back French/Team Europcar victories, as Thomas Voeckler won the 10th stage just a day before.

Pierre Roland

Cycling : 99th Tour de France 2012 / Stage 11
Date of Birth:
October 10, 1986
Gien, France
Team Europcar, Oakley

Career Highlights

    • 2008: 1st, Mountains Classification Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
    • 2009: 3rd overall, La Tropicale Amissa Bongo Ondimbo
    • 2010: 2nd overall, Circuit de Lorraine
    • 2010: 8th overall, Critérium du Dauphiné
    • 2010: 1st, Mountains Classification - Critérium International
    • 2011: 1st, Stage 19 - Tour de France
    • 2011: 1st, Young rider classification - Tour de France
    • 2012: 1st, Stage 3, Étoile de Bessèges