The Tour de France is pretty tough. 3,500km in three weeks, two mountain ranges and all in the searing French summer heat. This didn’t stop Jens Voigt completing the world’s most prestigious cycling race for the 16th time just a couple of months before his 42nd birthday.
Voigt is the backbone of Team Trek Factory Racing and a legend on the tour. During his 17 years as a professional he’s shown himself to be a formidable rider on the flat, only his struggles in the steeper stages has stopped him winning Grand Tours. The record for completed tours is seventeen – we wouldn’t bet against Voigt matching it in 2014 then smashing it down a year later.