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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Froome is now one shy of the all-time record of five Tour wins - jointly held by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain - after his fourth victory on Sunday.
Froome is 6-5 with Coral to make it five Tour de France wins next year and 5-2 to break the record of five wins shared by four riders - Jacques Anquetil, Eddie Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain.
But Froome is now just one behind the Tour record of five titles, held jointly by Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain.
ProvidingFroomeavoids any calamities on the 103-km trek from Montgeron to the capital he will take his Tour haul to four in the last five years — just one behind cycling greats Miguel Indurain of Spain, Belgian's Eddy Merckx and Frenchmen Bernard Hinault and Jacques Anquetil.
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.
Miguel Indurain (ESP) en 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 et 1995
Froome becomes only the eighth man, not counting the disgraced Lance Armstrong, to win three or more Tours and will now have his sights set on the record of five jointly held by Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault and Eddy Merckx.
The 31-year-old will become only the eighth man, not including the disgraced Lance Armstrong, to win three or more Tours after his victories in 2013 and 2015, and is the first to defend the Tour title since Miguel Indurain in 1995.
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.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, 75; Frank Field, MP, 74; Ruben Blades, actor, 68; Lorraine Chase, actress, 65; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 64; Michael Flatley, dancer, 58; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 52; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 50.
His hero as a boy was Tour de France great Miguel Indurain.
Phil Elwell, director at Digbethbased Traffic, said: "Reynolds is a well-known brand within the cycling community and has produced steel tubing lines that went on to be used by teams competing in the Tour de France from 1956 onwards with an unmatched 27 wins by famous competitors like Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Greg Lemond.