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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And a fifth Tour de France yellow jersey in 2018 would elevate him from greatness to cycling immortality alongside Eddy Merckx, Hinault, Anquetil and Miguel Indurain.
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's triumph took him within one more win of matching the record for Tour titles held by four men, including Eddie Merckx and Miguel Indurain.
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.
Miguel Indurain (ESP) en 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 et 1995
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.
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.
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.
Roared on by the partisan crowd, which included fellow Tour winner and one-time Hour Record holder Miguel Indurain, 35-year-old Wiggins went through 100 laps at a speed of 54.