Laurent Jalaber's father: discover Jules, his adorable son and future cycling star!

Laurent Jalaber’s father: discover Jules, his adorable son and future cycling star!

It’s hard to say whether Jules will one day be able to outshine his father, but in any case, the youngster is off to a good start! Yet as the son of Laurent Jalaber is enough to put slight pressure on the shoulders. A true favorite of the French, the former rider notably won the Tour of Spain and finished fourth in the Tour de France. Winner of 138 races in his career, he would make generations of cycling fans dream before his career ended, but he also knew how to recover perfectly after hanging up his bike in 2002. For almost 20 years now, he has been an experience of Grande Boucle of France Télévisions viewers.

A teammate of Marion Ruse, he once again experienced an edition full of twists and turns that led to the eventual victory of Dane Jonas Wingegaard. After this intense month of traveling around France and Europe, Laurent Jalabert deserved a few days of rest and yesterday he was finally able to return home to his family and especially to his adorable dog Jadou. He certainly managed to find his son, Jules who has also been bitten by the cycling bug. And indeed, at just 20 years old, the youngster is already a bit of a cycling prodigy, as evidenced by his results last year.

My father was really at the highest level, number one in the world several times. I’m still just an amateur

Registered for the Tour du Minervois last year, Jules Jalabert won the 2021 edition before participating in the Tour du Cameroun. Surprisingly, this student in sports marketing started cycling quite late, and although his results are impressive, he does not push himself too hard. “I’ve been riding a bike for a year. For now, I’m doing it for fun. Last summer I did a few races in the third category to find out what it’s like to ride in the peloton.he tells RFI.

looks like his father (photos can be found in the slideshow), Jules Jalabert obviously has a very good example of sporting success at home and obviously such a career would not appeal to him. “My father was really at the highest level, number 1 in the world several times. I’m still just an amateur. We will have to keep training and be able to read the races, save time and we will see. But yeah, why not?he concludes.

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