La Cyclosportive Jalabert
Each year in Mazamet, on the 3rd Sunday in August, there is a cycling race in the Montagne Noire that is open to everyone: the “La Jalabert” Cyclosportive. In the name of Mazamet’s cycling legend, Laurent Jalabert, it’s a challenging race.
Time to get on your bike !
This race is directly linked to the mountain, the Montagne Noire (black mountains). These roads were the training ground for Laurent Jalabert and his brother Nicolas who know them like the back of their hand and and had cut their teeth before becoming the champions we know in France. So get in training & get your legs ready for this challenging sporting event.
Here, nature has a privileged place: significant descents, winding roads, precipices, but also sublime landscapes are part of this race. 2 hill climbs and several races for different levels & ages are offered with youth race as well. Come on, join in !…
"Jaja": has incredible list of achievements
Laurent Jalabert was a golden champion: winner of the Tour of Spain in 1995 and world champion of the time trial in 1997, he also, among others, already several times the green jersey (sprint) and the polka dot jersey of the Tour de France and was No. 1 worldwide 4 times at the end of the season!
And still today, he breaks all records, including a gold medal at the iron men.
A good dose of combativeness
The courses of “La Jalabert” can lead to surpassing oneself and requires a good dose of combativeness. In addition, whether you are a participant or a spectator of the race, you can attend the award ceremony at the Palais des Congrès afterwards.