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Noun1.Hinault - French racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1954)
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BIRTHDAYS: PJ O'Rourke, writer, 70; The Prince of Wales, 69; Bernard Hinault, cyclist - five-time winner of the Tour de France, 63; Letitia Dean, actress, 50; Adam Gilchrist, former cricketer, 46; Faye Tozer, former Steps singer, 42; Russell Tovey, actor, 36.
Six men have claimed all three Grand Tour crowns during their careers - Jacques Anquetil, Alberto Contador, Felice Gimondi, Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Vincenzo Nibali - but nobody has won them all in the same year.
Only Jacques Anquetil in 1963 and Bernard Hinault 15 years later have matched the Briton's achievement, although he is the first to do so since La Vuelta was moved from before the Tour to after it in 1995.
Only Jacques Anquetil in 1963 and Bernard Hinault, 39 years ago, have done the Tour-Vuelta double before.
Froome (below) will be the first British rider to win Vuelta a Espana and only the third cyclist to combine it with a Tour de France victory in the same season, following Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978).
No rider has triumphed at the Tour and Vuelta in the same year since 1978, when French rider Bernard Hinault saw off his rivals.
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.
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.
Bardet's victory puts him third in the GC and rekindles local hopes of a first French victory since Bernhard Hinault in 1985.
Le record de victoires est detenu par quatre coureurs (Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain) qui ont domine le Tour par cinq fois.