Historic Overview Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle

Rider

Overall Rank175
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.

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Badges

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Major Victories

Paris - Roubaix 1992, 1993
Paris - Nice 1980
Bretagne Classic-Ouest-France 1981, 1987
Bordeaux - Paris 1983
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1991
Route du Sud 1980, 1983, 1989
G.P. de Fourmies 1983
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1993 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1995 (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)
Route Adélie de Vitré - stages 1980 (1), 1986 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1983 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1976 (1)
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Seasons

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1976 Individual 0 936
2. 1977 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 116 259
3. 1978 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 348 137
4. 1979 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 545 87
5. 1980 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1797 15
6. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1577 18
7. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 908 50
8. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 1188 32
9. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 321 169
10. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 697 71
11. 1986 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin - Velo Talbot 891 50
12. 1987 Z - Peugeot 774 62
13. 1988 Z - Peugeot 539 109
14. 1989 Z - Peugeot 330 182
15. 1990 Z 780 66
16. 1991 Z - Peugeot 459 120
17. 1992 Z 831 52
18. 1993 GAN 595 79
19. 1994 GAN 177 262
20. 1995 GAN 135 284
Overall: 13008 175