Bernard Hinault


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Noun1.Bernard Hinault - French racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1954)
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The other cyclists to win all three Grand Tours are Belgian rider Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault of France, Alberto Contador of Spain, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Britain's Chris Froome.
Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome are the other six riders to have won all three Grand Tours.
France is dreaming of a first home victory since Bernard Hinault in 1985 after Groupama-FDJ's Pinot enjoyed a superb weekend with victory on the Tourmalet before further gains on Sunday.
For 34 years, since Bernard Hinault was crowned on the Champs-Elysees in 1985, France has craved a home win in its signature bike race.
Belgium's Eddy Merckx leads the table with 11 ahead of Frenchmen Bernard Hinault (10) and Jacques Anquetil (8)
He is among four riders who won the Tour a record five times alongside French riders Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault, and Miguel Indurain of Spain.
Froome (right) - whose only target for this season had been a record-equalling fifth maillot jaune to put him on the same level as Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain in peloton legend - will be out for the rest of 2019.
BIRTHDAYS: PJ O'Rourke, writer, 71; The Prince Of Wales, 70; Bernard Hinault, cyclist - five-time winner of the Tour de France, 64; Letitia Dean, actress, 51; Adam Gilchrist, former cricketer, 47; Faye Tozer, former Steps singer, 43; Russell Tovey, actor, 37.
BIRTHDAYS: PJ O'Rourke, writer, 71; The Prince Of Wales, 70 (below); Bernard Hinault, cyclist - five-time winner of the Tour de France, 64; Letitia Dean, actress, 51; Adam Gilchrist, former cricketer, 47; Faye Tozer, former Steps singer, 43 (bottom) ; Russell Tovey, actor, 37.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS PJ O'Rourke, writer, 71; The Prince Of Wales, 70; Bernard Hinault, cyclist - five-time winner of the Tour de France, 64; Letitia Dean, actress, 51; Adam Gilchrist, former cricketer, 47; Faye Tozer, former Steps singer, 43; Russell Tovey, actor, 37.
Froome, a four-time winner, was hoping to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain on an elite list of five-time winners on Sunday.
If this is a leadership battle, it does not appear an acrimonious one to compare with Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond in 1986, or even Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012.