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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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He tackles the flinty Breton Bernard Hinault - nicknamed the Badger for his aggression - and Californian Greg LeMond.
I know the other three -Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain -and they were always nice to me,' he said.
And he might expect to climb above Hinault - who is a five-time Tour winner - in the stages won stakes.
In the bigger picture, Cavendish is looking to add multiple stage wins to the 23 he has stockpiled in just five years, which could take him past Andre Leducq (25) and Bernard Hinault (28) on the alltime list.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker hosted the guests on the flight, including Belgian cycling legend Eddy Merckx and Frenchman Bernard Hinault, who each won the Tour de France five times during illustrious careers.
However, Voeckler (Europcar) dug deep into his energy reserves to finish two minutes 21 seconds behind and retain the maillot jaune for a 10th day as he seeks to be the first home winner in Paris on Sunday since five-time winner Bernard Hinault 26 years ago.
Bet365 - stage ten match bets: 10-33 M Cavendish v 12-5 T Farrar, 13-10 A Petacchi v 3-5 E Boasson Hagen, Evs R Ruijgh-Arnold v 1-2 A Jeannsesson, 6-4 R Feillu v 1-2 J J Rojas Gil, 1-2 S Hinault v 6-4 W Bonnet, 3-4 N Roche v Evs C Evans, 8-5 T Hushovd v 9-20 P Gilbert, 11-10 J-C Peraud v 7-10 D Cunego, 11-10 K De Weert v 7-10 A Kloden, 17-20 Sanchez v 17-20 A Contador, 3-5 R Taaramae v 13-10 I Basso, 3-5 T Danielson v 13-10 C Vande Velde, 8-5 F Schleck v 9-20 A Schleck, 17-20 T Martin v 17-20 P Velits, 1-2 V Gusev v 6-4 Y Trofimov, 13-20 L Gerdemann v 6-5 M Monfort, 3-4 T Voeckler v Evs L L Sanchez Gil, 7-5 G Ciolek v 11-20 S Hinault, 1-2 J Fuglsang v 6-4 E Martinez, Evs R Perez Moreno v 3-4 G Izaguirre.
One year after the roaring success of the opening stage in London, the Tour returns to its roots with three days in Brittany, a region that gave birth to five-times winner Bernard Hinault, three-times champion Louison Bobet and two-times winner Lucien Petit-Breton.
It was the year that the Texan, who had earlier fought off testicular cancer, won his fifth Tour de France to equal the record of former stars Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil,Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, who won five times in a row between 1991 and 1995.
BIRTHDAYS: Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN secretary-general, 92; PJ O'Rourke, writer, 67; The Prince Of Wales, 66; Bernard Hinault, cyclist - five-time winner of the Tour de France, 60; Letitia Dean, actress, 47; Adam Gilchrist, cricketer, 43; Russell Tovey, actor, 33.
The Italian, winner of the 2010 Vuelta a Espana and 2013 Giro d'Italia, became the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours after Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.
The five others to achieve the feat are Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Alberto Contador.