The Tour de France in a Single Photograph

Photo: REUTERS. This is France's Thomas Voeckler crossing the finish line atop the legendary Col du Galibier after turning himself inside out in order to stay with the Tour contenders and remain in yellow for one more day.

Regardless of the actual outcome of the Tour de France today, Voeckler is the People's Champion of the Tour, as far as I'm concerned. Defying the odds and his own abilities as a climber (he's not known for his climbing), Voeckler held onto the yellow jersey for 10 days and displayed the kind of guts, character and spirit that defines what the sport means to me.