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Laurent

Didier

Nationality
Luxembourgish
Lives in
Dippach, Luxembourg
Birthdate
19 Jul 1984
Speciality
All-Rounder
Weight
71kg
Height
189cm
He is a composed and intelligent teammate; the type of rider who knows the road book by heart before the start of every stage.

Laurent Didier grew up in a cycling culture. He is a native of a cycling-crazed nation, Luxembourg, and boasts a long cycling pedigree. Laurent's father was an established professional who over 30 years ago helped his team, Renault, win six editions of the Tour de France with Bernard Hinault (4) and Laurent Fignon (2), and his maternal grandfather won three stages of the Tour de France. There is little wonder he became infected with the cycling bug, and even less he reached the upper echelons of the sport.

Laurent started his cycling career while attending school, studying engineering, and obtained his university degree before turning pro. In 2010, he joined Team Saxo Bank. He is a vigorous climber that also can fare well against the clock, winning the National Time Trial Championship in 2014. He is a composed and intelligent teammate; the type of rider who knows the road book by heart before the start of every stage. While he was with Saxo Bank, he helped Alberto Contador win the 2011 edition of the Giro d’Italia. A year later he joined RadioShack-Nissan-Trek and has remained part of the organization since. 

He prefers stage races and relishes his support role to the team’s GC leaders, but achieved an enormous personal goal in 2014 when he won stage five at the USA Pro Challenge in a thrilling solo escape in the closing kilometers.

Palmares
2015
2ND
Stage 5, Tour of Alberta
2014
1st
National Championships, ITT
1ST
Stage 5, USA Pro Challenge
2013
2ND
National Championships, TT
1ST
Mountains Classification Tour du Haut Var
2012
1ST
National Championships, Road
1ST
Mountains Classification Tour de Wallonie
2011
3RD
National Championships, TT
3RD
National Championships, Road
2009
2ND
National Championships, TT
2ND
National Championships, Road
2007
3RD
National Championships, TT
2005
1ST
National U23 Championships, Road
1ST
Stage 3a Flèche du Sud
3RD
Overall Flèche du Sud