Bernard Hinault


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Hinault, Bernard

(bĕrnär` ēnō`), 1954–, French cyclist, b. Yffignac. Turning professional in 1977, he had more than 200 race victories and is best known as the third in his sport to win the Tour de France five times (1978–79, 1981–82, 1985). A skilled time trial sprinter and a powerful climber, he was world champion in 1980 and also won the Giro d'Italia (1980, 1982, 1985) and the Vuelta a España (1978, 1983). After retiring, he served (1986–94) as technical adviser to the Tour de France.
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William Fotheringham's definitive biography of Bernard Hinault is a must, not just for cycling aficionados, but anyone interested in sporting competition.
Depuis 1985 et la derniere victoire de Bernard Hinault, la France ne parvient pas a denicher le talent qui saura renouer avec la tradition de champions ayant toujours combattu, depuis 1930, pour la victoire finale.
I hope (Alberto) Contador gives him a beating," Frenchman and five-times Tour winner Bernard Hinault was quoted as saying by French daily Le Parisien last month.
France, however, is still waiting for an heir to five-time champion Bernard Hinault, the last Frenchman to win the yellow jersey, in 1985.
1998: The names are legend in France -- Barthez and Blanc, Desailly and Deschamps, Zidane and Thuram, Petit and Karembeu -- after the country's greatest sports moment, Bernard Hinault be damned.
LeMond also returned to Colorado in 1985 and 1986, splitting Coors Classic victories with his teammate Bernard Hinault.
Froome is now one shy of the alltime record of five Tour wins - jointly held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain - after beating his closest rival Rigoberto Uran to the Paris finish line by 54 seconds on Sunday.
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Froome had started the day with high hopes, but his quest to become the first man to win both the Tour de France and the Vuelta in the same year since Bernard Hinault in 1978 now looks over.
Froome's latest victory moved him to within two overall wins of Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, who each won five Tours, while the disgraced Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven for doping.
He will join Philippe Thys, Louison Bobet and Greg LeMond on three titles, and will now have his eyes set on fivetime winners Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Indurain.
He has now gone clear of Bernard Hinault and stands alone in second place on Le Tour's all-time chart of stage wins.