binche, Belgium, April 16, 2013 (AFP) – Former France cycling great Laurent
Jalabert resigned as coach of the national road cycling team on Tuesday, the
French Cycling Federation (FFC) announced on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old – world time-trial champion in 1997 – told the federation
that he was not fit enough to fulfill his obligations after he suffered a
broken left leg and an injured shoulder last month when he was hit by a car
while out bicycling.
“Laurent Jalabert informed the president of the FFC that he will not be
available enough so as to perform his duties as he should do,” read a
statement from the federation.
“It is therefore with regret and great sadness that he has taken the
decision as he is so attached to the French shirt and to the riders that he
has selected since he has been in the job (he took over in 2009).”