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Historic Overview Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle

Rider

Overall Rank179
NameGilbert DUCLOS-LASSALLE
Country
  France
Date of birth25-Aug-1954 - Lembeye (Aquitaine)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (born 25 August 1954) 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.

Born in Lembeye, Duclos-Lassalle 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

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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)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1975 Individual 6 639
2. 1976 Individual 23 495
3. 1977 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 116 270
4. 1978 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 352 140
5. 1979 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 555 87
6. 1980 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1810 16
7. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1635 18
8. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 936 49
9. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 1237 31
10. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 341 169
11. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 703 76
12. 1986 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin - Velo Talbot 949 47
13. 1987 Z - Peugeot 808 59
14. 1988 Z - Peugeot 589 101
15. 1989 Z - Peugeot 349 172
16. 1990 Z 818 67
17. 1991 Z - Peugeot 496 117
18. 1992 Z 848 56
19. 1993 GAN 607 80
20. 1994 GAN 189 259
21. 1995 GAN 146 286
Overall: 13513 179