Christophe Laporte

This is the page about Christophe Laporte. The Frenchman rides for Jumbo-Visma. In 2022, he won a stage in the Tour de France. keeps a close eye on all news related to Laporte, along with maintaining a biography of his career.

Christophe Laporte
Christophe Laporte

Christophe Laporte celebrates successes in the French circuit

Born on December 11, 1992, in La Seyne-sur-Mer, the French rider began his professional career with Cofidis in 2014, where he remarkably raced for eight consecutive seasons. Laporte developed into a strong all-rounder at Cofidis, especially making his mark in one-day races.

Initially, Laporte's victories were mainly in the French circuit. He won the French cobbled race Tro-Bro Léon, the one-day Tour de Vendée twice, and the overall classifications of the Tour de Bessèges and the Tour Poitou-Charentes. Luxembourg also proved to be a fruitful ground for the rider. Between 2018 and 2019, he won three stages in the Tour of that country.

Over the years, Laporte has also evolved into a contender in the cobblestone classics. His breakthrough came in 2021, when he finished second behind Dylan van Baarle in Dwars door Vlaanderen and later secured sixth place in Paris-Roubaix. Additionally, he triumphed in the Grand Prix Wallonie, a hilly race traditionally finishing at the Citadel of Namur.

Laporte takes a giant leap with Jumbo-Visma

Christophe Laporte's standout 2021 season caught the eye of Jumbo-Visma, leading him to make a significant move from his long-time team. His transition to the Dutch squad quickly proved successful. In one of his first races with the team, Paris-Nice, Jumbo-Visma masterfully broke the peloton on a decisive climb in the opening stage. In a strategic move, teammates Primoz Roglic and Wout van Aert worked together to secure the win for Laporte, granting the victory to their new teammate.

This victory marked the beginning of an outstanding 2022 for Laporte. He finished second in both the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Gent-Wevelgem during the spring. He was also part of the Tour de France team, serving as an elite lead-out man for Wout van Aert. Thanks in part to Laporte's strong lead-outs, Van Aert clinched the green jersey. Laporte also achieved personal success by winning the nineteenth stage, surging past the remaining breakaways in a thrilling chase. This victory was the icing on the cake in an exceptional Tour de France for Laporte, who also contributed to Jonas Vingegaard's overall victory.

Post-Tour de France triumphs and a stellar 2023 for Laporte

Following the Tour de France, Christophe Laporte wrapped up an already successful season with a strong autumn performance. He claimed a stage win and the overall victory in the Tour of Denmark, finished second in the road race at the World Championships behind the dominant Remco Evenepoel, and triumphed in the Belgian one-day race, Binche-Chimay-Binche.

Christophe Laporte

In 2023, expectations for the French powerhouse were even higher and he certainly lived up to them. Laporte secured third place in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, sixth in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, and took home the victory in Gent-Wevelgem, gifted by teammate Wout van Aert. He also achieved a win in Dwars door Vlaanderen, establishing himself as a key player in Jumbo-Visma's highly successful spring campaign, despite the team's challenges in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

Returning to form in the Critérium du Dauphiné, Laporte notched two stage wins, signaling his readiness for the Tour de France. There, he played a pivotal role in securing the victory for Jonas Vingegaard. At the European Championships in Drenthe in late September, Laporte triumphed in a thrilling finale on the VAM-berg, outpacing teammates Wout van Aert and Olav Kooij to clinch the title. This victory allowed him to enter 2024 as the European champion, and he also extended his contract with Jumbo-Visma through 2026.

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