Hinault


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Noun1.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.
Get this: He's younger than the Tour's greatest champions five-time winners Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain all were when they were first crowned.
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.
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.
TOUR DE FRANCE legend Bernard Hinault is refusing to wind in his brass neck after calling for riders to strike in protest at Chris Froome's defence of his Yellow Jersey.
The adverse finding also prompted five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault to encourage strikes during the race in protest against Froome.
Bernard Hinault has not held back in his opinion on Chris Froome's Giro d'Italia victory, saying that the Team Sky rider does not belong in the history books alongside himself and Eddy Merckx.
Froome's sixth Grand Tour title, following last year's fourth Tour de France win and maiden La Vuelta victory, sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races and just the third to hold the trio of titles simultaneously - Eddy Merckx in 1973 and Bernard Hinault nine years later the others to have achieved the feat.
Froome's sixth Grand Tour title, following last year's fourth Tour de France win and maiden La Vuelta victory, sees him become the seventh man to have won all three races and just the third to hold the trio of titles - Eddy Merckx in 1973 and Bernard Hinault nine years later the others to have achieved the feat.