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|Full name||Pascal Jules|
22 July 1961|
La Garenne-Colombes, France
|Died||25 October 1987(aged 26)|
|1 stage 1984 Tour de France|
|Infobox last updated on
17 July 2008
Jules was a close friend of Laurent Fignon whom he rode with at Renault-Elf between 1982 and 1985. Jules won one stage in the 1984 Tour de France. With Fignon, Marc Madiot and Greg LeMond, Jules was part of a quartet in that Renault team who were keen to succeed the legendary Bernard Hinault. However, after been thrown back by injury and a fight with team director Cyrille Guimard, he joined Marino Lejarreta's Seat-Orbea team.
He died in 1987 following a car crash in Normandy, after returning from a football match for a charitable association.
In his autobiography entitled Nous étions jeunes et insouciants ("We were young and carefree") Laurent Fignon remembers Pascal Jules by saying: “It was unsaid but there was a pact of kinship between us which was so strong, so inviolable, almost sacred, that it would last as long as life lasted. But some lives don't last that long.”
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WD = Withdrew
- Fignon, Laurent (2010). We Were Young and Carefree. Fotheringham, William (trans.). Random House. ISBN 0-224-08319-8.
- Het maatje van Laurent Fignon - Sportgeschiedenis (Dutch)
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