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.