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Jean-Michel Lachance
  • Born: 01/20/1987
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight: 74kg
  • Birthplace: Québec, Quebec


Amicale Cycliste Bisontine (DN2 – France)

Languages spoken:

Français, Anglais, Espagnole

Idols (in sport or other):

Graeme Obree

Favourite activities outside of sport:

plein-air, travailler sur l’organisation d’événements

Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):

5 soeurs ; Marie-Josée 26, Alexandra 22, Émilie, 20, Caroline, 18, Andréanne 16

Pre-competition rituals / superstitions:

un bon déjeuner

Training Location(s):

Québec, Los Angeles (piste ADT center), Besançon (France)

Preferred sport events / Specialties:

Course aux points, Poursuite par équipe


Vincent Jourdain

Senior national athlete since:


Nickname (s):


College/ University (year graduated):

Cégep Garneau (science de la nature 2009)

Focus of studies:


Org./ charities supported:

Tour de Québec

Other sports participated in:

Patinage de vitesse longue et courte piste (7-15ans)

Favourite movies / TV shows:

The office, The Flying Scotsman

Favourite quote / motto:

“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” Greg LeMond

It would surprise you to know that I …:

je suis le fondateur du Tour de Québec, une course par étape nationale. (

Canadian, World or Olympic records held (at any time):

record canadiens 2x poursuite par équipe

National titles (include event, year):

champion canadien poursuite par équipe 2009-2010 et 2005 (junior)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2011:

Points race National champion, 3x top 10 at Vuelta International a Costa Rica,

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:

Vice-champion canadien scratch et course aux points, 6ème poursuite individuelle pan-américains, 5ème Stage 2 – 46th Vuelta a Costa Rica, 7ème championnat canadiens sur route élite

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2009:

6ème championnat canadiens sur route, 5ème de la 4ème étape de la 44ème Vuelta a Costa Rica.

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2008:

6th Road canadian championships (u23)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2007:

7 th TT Road canadian championships (u23)

Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2006:

8th Criterium canadian championships (elite), 15th road race canadian championship (u23)

Career notes prior (excluding Olympic):

– Double national champion at team pursuit (2009, 2010) – Double national vice-champion (points and scratch race) 2010 – Broke the team pursuit national record twice – 9 x medalist at various nationals championships – Sprint leader (few days) at Vuelta Independencia, Vuelta Costa Rica and Green Mountain Stage Race

World Championship appearances – Best results by year:


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