Laurent Jalabert

BornNovember 30, 1968 in Mazamet, France
Height1.74 m
Weight68 kg
Professional career1989-2002
TeamsToshiba, Once, CSC-Tiscali
Major winsVuelta a España (1995), Paris-Nice (1995, 1996), Critérium du Dauphiné (1998), Milan-San Remo (1995), Clásica de San Sebastián (2001)

Laurent Jalabert is a retired French professional cyclist who was born in Mazamet, France on 30 November 1968. He began his professional cycling career in 1989 and rode for teams including Toshiba, Once, and CSC-Tiscali until retiring in 2002.

Jalabert was well-known for his ability to win races on a variety of terrains. He was especially successful in one-day competitions, winning such renowned events as Milan-San Remo and Clásica de San Sebastián. He has won the Vuelta a Espaa and Paris-Nice stage races.

The 1995 Vuelta a Espaa became one of Jalabert’s most memorable triumphs. He won four stages of the competition and wore the leader’s jersey for eight days before claiming the overall victory. He also won Paris-Nice twice, in 1995 and 1996, and Critérium du Dauphiné in 1998.

After his retirement, Jalabert became a television analyst in France and later coached the French national team.

Laurent Jalabert’s most notable accomplishments:

1992World Road Race Championships bronze medal
1995Vuelta a España winner
1995Paris-Nice winner
1995Milan-San Remo winner
1996Paris-Nice winner
1997Tour de France 2 stage wins and 2nd place overall
1998Critérium du Dauphiné winner
2001Clásica de San Sebastián winner

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