Miguel Indurain

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Induráin, Miguel

(Miguel Angel Induráin Larraya) (mēgĕl` äng`khāl ĭndo͞orä`ēn lä`räyä), 1964–, Spanish bicycle racer. In a career lasting from 1985 to 1997, he dominated European racing, winning the Tour de France, the sport's best-known competition, five years in row (1991–95), becoming the first to win that many consecutively. Induráin was noted for his leg power and excelled in short time trials; he won the gold medal in the time trial at the 1996 Summer Olympic games.
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Indurain's ability and physical size (6ft 2ins and 176lbs) earned him the nickname "Big Mig".
No one has won all time-trials since the great Miguel Indurain seven years ago, but Armstrong has all the ammunition necessary to emulate Big Mig.
Big Mig is odds-on to become the first rider to win it six times, but he admitted: "Chris is my favourite for day one - the most important thing for me will be not to lose too much time."