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Laurent Jalabert

Laurent Jalabert

French Cyclist


Birthday
Saturday
He is born 53 years, 5 months and 24 days ago
Birthplace
Mazamet, France
Nationality: french France
Categorie
Sportsmen » Cyclists
Birth sign: Sagittarius
Chinese birth sign: Monkey
Height

176 cm

Laurent Jalabert (born 30 November 1968) is a French former professional road racing cyclist, from 1989 to 2002.

Affectionately known as "Jaja" (slang for a glass of wine; when he continued drinking wine as a professional, the nickname stuck because of the similarity to his name), he won many one-day and stage races and was ranked number 1 in the world in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999.

Although he never won the Tour de France, where he suffered altitude sickness, he won the Vuelta a España in 1995; as well as the leader's jersey, he won the sprinter's jersey and climber's jersey in the same race — only the third rider to have done this in a Grand Tour. With Alessandro Petacchi, Eddy Merckx, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov and Mark Cavendish, he is one of only five riders to win the points classification in all three grand tours.

Source : Wikipedia