Historic Overview Gilbert Duclos Lassalle

Rider

Overall Rank167
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-France 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)
Route Adélie de Vitré - stages 1980 (1), 1986 (1)
More results

Seasons

Gilbert Duclos Lassalle - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1977 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 114 258
2. 1978 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 343 135
3. 1979 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 538 87
4. 1980 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1764 16
5. 1981 Peugeot - Esso - Michelin 1530 19
6. 1982 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 897 48
7. 1983 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 1142 33
8. 1984 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 316 168
9. 1985 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin 691 69
10. 1986 Peugeot - Shell - Michelin - Velo Talbot 871 50
11. 1987 Z - Peugeot 733 64
12. 1988 Z - Peugeot 517 110
13. 1989 Z - Peugeot 323 179
14. 1990 Z 727 68
15. 1991 Z - Peugeot 444 120
16. 1992 Z 819 51
17. 1993 GAN 587 77
18. 1994 GAN 171 260
19. 1995 GAN 132 283
Overall: 12659 167