Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle

Duclos-Lassalle at the 1993 Paris–Nice
Personal information
Full name Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle
Born (1954-08-25) August 25, 1954
Lembeye, France
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1977–1986 Peugeot-Esso-Michelin[1]
1987–1995 Z-Peugeot[1]
Major wins
Paris–Roubaix (1992, 1993)

Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle (born August 25, 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.[2]

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.

His son Hervé Duclos-Lassalle is also a professional cyclist.

Gilbert Duclos-Lasalle has worked since retirement as a television commentator.

Major results

Organized by year

46th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Overall Paris–Nice
1st, Overall Étoile des Espoirs
2nd, Paris–Roubaix
1st, GP Plouay
28th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Stage 1, Critérium International
2nd, Overall Paris–Nice
60th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Bordeaux–Paris
1st, Grand Prix de Fourmies
 France National Cycling Championship - Pursuit
1st, Overall Étoile des Espoirs
2nd, Bordeaux–Paris
61st, Overall, Tour de France
1st, GP Plouay
Intermediate sprints classification, 80th, Overall, Tour de France
36th, Overall, Tour de France
1st, Overall, Route du Sud
65th, Tour de France
1st, Stage, GP Midi Libre
60th, Tour de France
1st, Paris–Roubaix
1st, Paris–Roubaix
1st, Stage 2, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, Stage 3, Route du Sud
1st, Stage 2, Ronde van Nederland


  1. 1 2 "Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. Video on YouTube
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