Laurent Didier

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Laurent Didier
Laurent Didier (cropped).jpg
Didier at the 2008 Münsterland Giro
Personal information
Full name Laurent Didier
Born (1984-07-19) 19 July 1984 (age 32)
Dippach, Luxembourg
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Team information
Current team Trek–Segafredo
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2008 Team CSC (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2006–2008 Regiostrom–Senges
2009 Designa Køkken
2010–2011 Team Saxo Bank
2012– RadioShack–Nissan[1]
Major wins

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2012)
National Time Trial Championships (2014)

Laurent Didier (born 19 July 1984) is a Luxembourgish professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for Trek–Segafredo.[2] Didier has also ridden for Danish Team Designa Køkken and Saxo Bank–SunGard over his career.

Career[edit]

Didier is from Dippach, Luxembourg and his ancestors are no strangers to the world of cycling. His father and his grandfather both won stages in Tour de France and Giro d'Italia and his father, Lucien Didier even wore the leader's jersey in the French stage race. Laurent is good in various terrains which makes him useful in different kinds of races.

From October 2008 to early February 2009, Didier rode for Danish Team CSC, and then moved home to Designa Køkken, also in Denmark.[3] In 2009, he finished second at the Luxembourgish National Road Race Championships behind Andy Schleck and was also runner-up in the Luxembourgish National Time Trial Championships behind Kim Kirchen.[4]

To most cycling experts it was a huge surprise that Didier was selected for the 2013 Tour de France, at the expense of former Belgian champion Stijn Devolder.[citation needed]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2005
1st MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Road race, National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Overall Flèche du Sud
1st Stage 3a
6th GP Möbel Alvisse
9th Overall Stuttgart–Straßburg
2006
8th Rund um Düren
2007
1st Saargau
1st Stage 2 Oberösterreichrundfahrt
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
8th Ronde van Overijssel
2009
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
2nd Time trial
6th Overall Tour de Normandie
2010
9th Overall Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid
2011
National Road Championships
3rd Road race
3rd Time trial
2012
1st MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour de Wallonie
2013
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Tour du Haut Var
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2014
1st MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 5 USA Pro Challenge
2015
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
2016
10th Overall Tour of Utah

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 33 130 64 DNF
A yellow jersey Tour de France 53 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 86 104
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Teams Laurent Didier". Radsportseiten.net. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Ergebnisse Laurent Didier". Radsportseiten.net. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 

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