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Pierre Latour (born 12 October 1993) is a French cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam AG2R La Mondiale.[2] He is a stage winner of the Vuelta a España, and twice the winner of French National Time Trial Championships.

Pierre Latour
Tour de l'Ain 2015 - prologue - 0043.JPG
Latour at the 2015 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Born (1993-10-12) October 12, 1993 (age 26)
Romans-sur-Isère, France
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight64 kg (141 lb; 10 st 1 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamAG2R La Mondiale
DisciplineRoad
RoleAll-rounder
Amateur team(s)
2010–2011VS Romanais Péageois
2012–2014Chambéry CF
Professional team(s)
2013Ag2r–La Mondiale (stagiaire)
2015–AG2R La Mondiale
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
Young rider classification (2018)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2016)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2017, 2018)

CareerEdit

Latour was born in Romans-sur-Isère. Due to a clerical error when he was an amateur, Latour is more commonly known with a "Roger" in his name as Pierre-Roger Latour.[3]

AG2R La Mondiale (2015-present)Edit

2015Edit

In his first year as a professional rider, Latour first made his name in the Route du Sud. He had attacked on stage 3 but on the last climb of the day, he was joined by Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana. He ended getting dropped on the descent by Contador who attacked. He finished the stage in 3rd position, and took 3rd overall at the end of the race, as well as winning the young rider classification.

2016Edit

 
Latour wearing the white jersey at the 2018 Tour de France

At the Tour de Romandie, Latour won the Young rider classification which was his first in a World Tour stage race. After stage 5 at the Tour de Suisse, he was in the leaders jersey but eventually abandoned the race. He was named in the startlist for the 2016 Vuelta a España.[4] The Vuelta was Latours first ever Grand Tour. In this race, he achieved his first Grand Tour stage victory on the penultimate stage, beating Darwin Atapuma to the finish on the Alto de Aitana.[5]

2017Edit

In the 2017 season, Latour once again won the Young rider classification at the Tour de Romandie. In late june he also won the National Time Trial Championships. In June, he was named in the startlist for the 2017 Tour de France.[6] He had the lead in the young rider classification for 2 days before handing over the jersey to Simon Yates, who eventually ended up winning it. Latour ended 6th in the Young rider classification at the Tour. He ended the year with 9th at Milano–Torino and 6th place in Chrono des Nations.

2018Edit

At the Volta a Catalunya, Latour made the podium when he placed 3rd overall, and also won the Young rider classification. He also finished 8th overall at the Tour de Romandie, and 7th overall at the Critérium du Dauphiné winning the Young rider classification. In late june, Latour won the National Time Trial Championships for a second time in his career. In July he started his second Tour de France of his career. He already lost time on the 1st stage, but gained back time when he finished 2nd on stage 6 behind Dan Martin. He managed to take the lead in the Young rider classification after stage 10, and win the classification on stage 21 in Paris.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2010
3rd Overall Tour du Valromey
2011
1st Classique des Alpes Juniors
2nd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
4th Overall Regio-Tour
1st Stage 1
5th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
2013
1st Jeux de la Francophonie
4th Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
5th Tour du Doubs
6th Overall Ronde de l'Isard
1st   Young rider classification
7th Overall Tour du Gévaudan Languedoc-Roussillon
1st Young rider classification
8th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
2014
1st Grand Prix de Saint-Lyé
1st Grand Cours-la-Ville Price
3rd Tour du Jura
3rd Piccolo Giro di Lombardia
5th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
6th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
9th Overall Tour de l'Ain
2015
3rd Overall Tour de l'Ain
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Route du Sud
1st   Young rider classification
5th Overall Vuelta a Burgos
7th Overall Tour of Austria
7th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
10th Overall Tour de Picardie
2016
1st Stage 20 Vuelta a España
1st   Young rider classification Tour de Romandie
2nd Overall Critérium International
1st   Young rider classification
3rd Overall Tour de l'Ain
7th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
1st   Young rider classification
10th Il Lombardia
10th Trofeo Laigueglia
2017
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Young rider classification Tour de Romandie
3rd Tour du Finistère
4th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
5th Classic Sud-Ardèche
6th Chrono des Nations
9th Milano–Torino
Tour de France
Held   after Stages 3–4
2018
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
1st   Young rider classification Tour de France
3rd Overall Volta a Catalunya
1st   Young rider classification
6th Chrono des Nations
7th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné
1st   Young rider classification
8th Overall Tour de Romandie
8th Classic Sud-Ardèche
2019
6th Overall Tour de Pologne
7th Giro dell'Emilia
9th Giro di Lombardia

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[7]
Grand Tour 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia
  Tour de France 29 13
  Vuelta a España 28 35
Major stage race general classification results timeline[7]
Race 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Paris–Nice 76 49
  Tirreno–Adriatico
  Volta a Catalunya 96 32 3
  Tour of the Basque Country 14 DNF
  Tour de Romandie 12 14 8
  Critérium du Dauphiné 15 7
  Tour de Suisse DNF DNF

Major championships timelineEdit

Event 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Olympic Games Road race Not Held Not Held
  World Championships Time trial
Road race
  National Championships Time trial 10 1 1
Road race DNF 53 65 4
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pierre-Roger Latour". ag2rlamondiale.fr.
  2. ^ "Official presentation of the 2019 AG2R La Mondiale pro cycling team". AG2R La Mondiale. Groupe AG2R La Mondiale. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  3. ^ "inrng : saturday shorts". inrng.com.
  4. ^ "71st Vuelta a España". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Nairo Quintana poised to win the Vuelta". Vuelta a España. Unipublic. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "2017: 104th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Pierre Latour". www.procyclingstats.com.

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