Historic Overview Gilbert Duclos Lassalle

Rider

Overall Rank161
NameGilbert DUCLOS LASSALLE
Country
  France
Date of birth25-Aug-1954 - Lembeye (Aquitaine)
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Biography

Gilbert Duclos Lassalle

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (born 25 August 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
Bordeaux - Paris 1983
Bretagne Classic-Ouest-FranceCircuit de Plouay 1981, 1987
Paris - Nice 1980
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1991
Route du Sud 1980, 1983, 1989
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1995 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1993 (1)
G.P. du Midi-Libre - stages 1991 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1982 (1)
Route du Sud - stages 1980 (1), 1983 (1), 1986 (2), 1994 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Duclos Lassalle - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1977 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 110 257
2. 1978 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 343 129
3. 1979 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 534 82
4. 1980 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1745 16
5. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1528 16
6. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 870 47
7. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 1130 34
8. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 315 160
9. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 691 64
10. 1986 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin - Velo Talbot 852 49
11. 1987 Z - Peugeot 727 60
12. 1988 Z - Peugeot 514 110
13. 1989 Z - Peugeot 322 179
14. 1990 Z 722 68
15. 1991 Z - Peugeot 439 120
16. 1992 Z 811 52
17. 1993 GAN 584 77
18. 1994 GAN 170 259
19. 1995 GAN 131 283
Overall: 12538 161