Pascal Jules

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Pascal Jules
Personal information
Full name Pascal Jules
Born (1961-07-22)22 July 1961
La Garenne-Colombes, France
Died 25 October 1987(1987-10-25) (aged 26)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1982
1983-1986
1986
1987
Rauler
Renault-Elf
Seat-Orbea
Caja Rural-Seat
Major wins
1 stage 1984 Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
17 July 2008

Pascal Jules (22 July 1961, in La Garenne-Colombes – 25 October 1987, in Bernay) was a French professional road bicycle racer.

Career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

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.”

Personal life[edit]

Jules was the father of Justin Jules, who became a professional cyclist himself.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1982
Fontenay-sous-Bois
1983
Quilan
Tour de Picardie
Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe
1984
Tour de France:
Winner stage 8
Chateau-Chinon
1985
Circuit Cycliste de la Sarthe

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Pink jersey Giro - - - - 85
Yellow jersey Tour 61 21 - WD 114
red jersey Vuelta - - - 77 -

WD = Withdrew

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Het maatje van Laurent Fignon - Sportgeschiedenis (Dutch)

External links[edit]