April 14, 2024

Laurent Jalabert, the sad end

A month after winning a new Ironman World Championship title in his age category, Laurent Jalabert failed to follow up with victory in the Biking Man X, a totally autonomous ultra-cycling race held in Morocco since Monday. The Mazamétain rider had trained hard, culminating in an 837-kilometre, three-day crossing of the Pyrenees, with almost 20,000 metres of ascent and descent.

A month after winning a new Ironman World Championship title in his age category, Laurent Jalabert failed to follow up with victory in the Biking Man X, a totally autonomous ultra-cycling race held in Morocco since Monday. The Mazamétain rider had trained hard, culminating in an 837-kilometre, three-day crossing of the Pyrenees, with almost 20,000 metres of ascent and descent.

But as he rode in the lead alongside specialist Maxime has fond memories of this adventure. No regrets this evening after a 9-hour drive back to the hotel. The scenery is great here, and the Moroccans are incredibly kind, he added.

With his biggest rival out of the way, France’s Maxime Prieur came out on top, ahead of his compatriot Laurianne Placais.