Laurent Jalabert "seriously injured" after being hit by car when out riding

French star was unconscious when emergency services arrived and has multiple fractures, says French press

by Simon_MacMichael   March 11, 2013  

Laurent Jalabert (picture Limburg 2012)

Laurent Jalabert has been seriously injured after being hit by a car while riding his bike near Montauban in southern France. According to press reports, the 44-year-old was unconscious when emergency services arrived at the incident, which happened at around 12.45pm local time, although he did regain consciousness as he was treated. According to L'Equipe, he has suffered multiple fractures including the tibia and fibula of his left leg.

During his riding career, most of which was spent with the Spanish outfit ONCE, Jalabert twice won both the mountains and points classifications of the Tour de France twice, was overall winner of the Vuelta in 1995 and of Paris-Nice three-times, and had victories in some of the sport's biggest one-day races including Milan-San Remo and the Giro di Lombardia. He was also world time trial champion in 1997. Nicknamed JaJa, he retired from racing in 2002, having spent his final two seasons with CSC.

 

 

 

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slight correction - its tibia, not tibula Wink

posted by cycle_physio [22 posts]
11th March 2013 - 15:49

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It says tibia!

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posted by bikeandy61 [378 posts]
12th March 2013 - 2:53

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It said tibula when it was first posted

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posted by Forester [82 posts]
12th March 2013 - 6:43

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Regards to a great rider. I remember watching his progression from sprinter to climber to tour contender...always an exciting rider to watch. Get well soon JaJa!! (whatever it is you broke it sounds real nasty)

The older I get, the faster I was

posted by hubba [7 posts]
12th March 2013 - 21:48

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Doesn't matter how careful a Cyclist rides , there will be some nutter , asleep at the wheel , willing to risk their licence , to save seconds on their journey ! Biggest problem being the benign magistrates that think this is NORMAL !

Jaja being a competent Cyclist would have been fully aware of the Pain & Suffering coming his way , unlike most cyclists who are unaware of what hit them .

Hurry up and get WELL , Jaja , you are needed in Corsica to celebrate the 100th Edition of " Le Tour "! Without your commentary TV france will be lacking in credibility .

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posted by skippy [377 posts]
13th March 2013 - 8:24

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BTW what happened to the Sharon Laws story ?

Would like to know what that was about !

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posted by skippy [377 posts]
13th March 2013 - 8:26

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