Jean-Marie Leblanc

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Jean-Marie Leblanc

Jean-Marie Leblanc (* 27 July 1944 in Nueil-les-Aubiers , Deux-Sevres ) is a French sport - journalist and former racing cyclist .

As an amateur cyclist, he became French university champion in 1964. From 1966 to 1971 he was a professional , but was not very successful and won only six insignificant races. His most significant achievement was second place in the Four Days of Dunkirk in 1970 . He took part in the Tour de France twice.

After finishing his sports career, he worked as a journalist at La Voix du Nord and L'Équipe . Since 1989 Leblanc has been director of the Tour de France cycle race , under whose aegis the marketing of the tour has reached a new level of professionalism. From 2004 to the end of 2006, he gradually handed over the management of the tour to Christian Prudhomme, who - unlike Leblanc - comes from radio. In 2005 he no longer drove in the vehicles of the organization, but behind the field of drivers. Jean-Marie Leblanc is Honorary President of Les Amis de Paris – Roubaix .

Apart from cycling, Leblanc is a passionate clarinet player . As such, he initiated the Tour Jazz Band in 1993 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jacques AUGENDRE: Abécédaire you insolite tour. Place Des Editeurs, 2011, ISBN 978-2-263-05600-0 ( limited preview in Google Book Search).
  2. Jean-Marie LEBLANC joue de la clarinette à RUMEGIES passage du TOUR DE FRANCE 2010 on YouTube , July 6, 2010