Juliette
Labous

Residence
Thise, France
Age
20
Nickname
Juju
Height
165cm
Twitter
@JulietteLabous
Hobbies
Cycling, friends, music, reading
Favourite food
Italian
Favourite TV show
Hawaii 5-0
Favourite holiday destination
Bretagne
Favourite race
Trofeo Binda

 

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

2019
6 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Youth Classification
44 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad-vrouwen elite / Circuit Het Nieuwsblad-Femmes Elite
45 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 4
48 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
50 Strade Bianche WE
54 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 3
55 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 1
89 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 2
2018
1 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Team Time Trial
2 Crescent Vårgårda TTT
2 National Championships France WE ITT
2 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM Youth Classification
3 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Youth Classification
6 National Championships France WE Road Race
7 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race Stage 2
7 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race
9 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM Stage 2
9 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM
2017
1 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage 5
2 Ladies Tour of Norway Youth Classification
3 Healthy Ageing Tour Team Time Trial
4 National Championships France WE ITT
5 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women's Race empowered with SRAM Mountains Classification
6 European Continental Championships WU23 Road Race
6 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Mountains Classification
6 Ladies Tour of Norway Prologue
7 Ladies Tour of Norway Mountains Classification
7 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Points Classification