Laurent Jalabert confesses

Laurent Jalabert confesses

Star consultant for France Télévisions and RTL, Laurent Jalabert spoke about his approach to the profession, easily admitting to making mistakes.

Like his colleagues Alexandre Pasteur and Marion Rousse, Laurent Jalabert is on the move. After the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, France 3 is broadcasting the Ardennes triptych with the Amstel Gold Race this Sunday then the Flèche Wallonne, Wednesday, and Liège-Bastogne-Liège the following weekend, both the women’s races and men’s, and the former wearer of the yellow jersey in the Tour de France is obviously on the front line.

But the Mazamétain prepared his subject well. “It’s regular, continuous work. It’s consistency in fact. You have to follow the news all year round, watch what’s happening in the world of cycling so as to never have too much work overload when you have to comment on an event. So, it’s continuous work to be aware of what’s happening.”he recently explained during an exchange with readers of the Voices from the North.

“There is some information that I was not aware of”

However, Laurent Jalabert is not infallible. “Sometimes there is some information that escapes us, he admitted. Because we are stuck with other obligations. Well, Alex, he’s a journalist, it’s his job to be aware of everything. We are there punctually. So sometimes, there is information that I was not aware of. »

But the consultants bring other expertise, according to Marion Rousse. “Also knowing what it’s like to suffer on a bike, I think it’s important to talk about racing well,” she whispered, adding: “I have a slightly studious side, which means that I work a lot on the course beforehand, to even try to imagine racing scenarios, to know where things might move. »

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