Juliette
Labous

Residence
Thise, France
Age
20
Nickname
Juju
Twitter
@JulietteLabous
Hobbies
Cycling, friends, music, reading
Favourite food
Italian
Favourite TV show
Hawaii 5-0
Favourite holiday destination
Bretagne
Favourite race
Trofeo Binda
Juliette Labous

 

Heading in to her third season with Team Sunweb, French rider Juliette Labous has never felt more at home. The 21-year-old enjoyed a solid season in 2018 both helping the team and chasing personal goals, including her top 10 in the Amgen Tour of California.

She ranks this result as her greatest achievement so far on the bike, alongside her four French junior national titles in road, cyclocross and time trial.

And it is with the help of Team Sunweb that the self-confessed perfectionist has been able to realise her dreams, yet still strive for more. She said:

“Everything in this team fits me so well. The philosophy of the team suits me too – to always be critical. Ask, why did it work, and why didn’t it work? It’s a really professional set-up, and we are really good friends. It makes everything really strong.”

As well as ninth in California, Juliette also picked up seventh at the two-day Tour de Yorkshire, to add to a maiden stage win at the Tour de Feminin last season. Alongside personal achievements, team goals are also paramount for the ambitious, determined rider.

“I am motivated by the team goal. You always want to be good for others and meet their requirements. If you have a task, you want to do it 100%. Everyone dreams to win races but also to help others win too.”

She first started riding BMX, a surprising fact perhaps about the talented young rider, because her brother was riding a bike. She then jumped on a mountain bike, and the hobby quickly turned into a passion as she started racing, realising she was strongest on the road. The climbing and time trialling specialist still enjoys riding a mountain bike away from training and racing commitments with her boyfriend, and has just achieved her diploma in engineering.

Results

2018
1 Team Time Trial Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile
2 Crescent Vårgårda TTT
2 ITT National Championships France WE
2 Youth Classification Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM
3 Youth Classification Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile
2017
1 Stage 5 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska
2 Youth Classification Ladies Tour of Norway
3 Team Time Trial Healthy Ageing Tour
4 ITT National Championships France WE
5 Mountains Classification Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM
2016
1 Stage 2b Albstadt-Frauen-Etappenrennen
1 Albstadt-Frauen-Etappenrennen
1 ITT National Championships France WJ
1 Road Race National Championships France WJ
3 ITT World Championships WJ