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Jalabert makes strong Ironman debut

By:
Antonio J. Salmerón
Published:
June 26, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:29 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News for June 26, 2007

Former cycling great Laurent Jalabert has made a strong Ironman debut. The sprinter and Classics...

Former cycling great Laurent Jalabert has made a strong Ironman debut. The sprinter and Classics French star, with a palmarès that includes a Milano-Sanremo win, Tour de France points and mountains jerseys, and the Vuelta a España overall, finished 21st overall in the Swiss Ironman.

His time of nine hours, 12 minutes and 30 seconds was aided by a strong run (3:11'38") and bike (4:39'16") leg. The race winner was Swiss Ronnie Schildknecht with a time of 8:25'00".

The 38 year-old will now focus on his work as a France2 commentator for the next month at the Tour de France, a race where he has won four stages. He is hoping to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

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