Historic Overview Gilbert Duclos Lassalle

Rider

Overall Rank152
NameGilbert DUCLOS LASSALLE
Country
  France
Date of birth25-Aug-1954 - Lembeye (Aquitaine)
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Biography

Gilbert Duclos Lassalle

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (born August 25, 1954 in Lembeye) is a former French professional road racing cyclist who was a specialist at one-day classic cycling races. He raced from 1977 to 1995, one of the best French riders of a generation that included Bernard Hinault and Laurent Fignon.

He was a specialist of Paris–Roubaix, but it took "Duclos", as the public called him, a long time to win. After finishing second to Francesco Moser in 1980 and Hennie Kuiper in 83, he won in 1992, finishing on Roubaix Velodrome 20 seconds ahead the German Olaf Ludwig.

Duclos-Lassalle was 37 years old. But the next year he won again, beating the Italian Franco Ballerini on the line. Ballerini, who thought he won, lifted his arms in triumph after the line but had been beaten by Duclos-Lassalle in a very close finish.

Not a climber, Duclos-Lassalle was never a contender for the Tour de France but he rode well in one-week races such as Paris–Nice or the Critérium du Midi Libre.

A cobbled secteur used in Paris-Roubaix between Wallers and Hélesmes was officially named "Pont Gibus" in tribute to Duclos-Lassalle in time for the 2013 edition of the race. This is the second of the race's cobbled sections to be named after him: the secteur between Cysoing and Bourghelles is known as the "Pavé Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle".

His son Hervé Duclos-Lassalle is also a professional cyclist.

Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle has worked since retirement as a television commentator.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Paris - Roubaix 1992, 1993
GP Ouest France - Plouay 1981, 1987
Bordeaux - Paris 1983
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1995 (1)

Seasons

Gilbert Duclos Lassalle - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1977 Peugeot 84 283
2. 1978 Peugeot 325 140
3. 1979 Peugeot 574 76
4. 1980 Peugeot 1739 14
5. 1981 Peugeot 1540 14
6. 1982 Peugeot 907 46
7. 1983 Peugeot 1099 36
8. 1984 Peugeot 255 200
9. 1985 Peugeot 718 68
10. 1986 Peugeot 764 53
11. 1987 Z 761 60
12. 1988 Z 520 110
13. 1989 Z 328 179
14. 1990 Z 725 68
15. 1991 Z - Peugeot 439 120
16. 1992 Z 826 52
17. 1993 GAN 610 77
18. 1994 GAN 172 259
19. 1995 GAN 138 283
Overall: 12524 152