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Hinault The life of Bernard Hinault


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The life of Bernard Hinault the French former cyclist who won the Tour de France five times is recounted through stories, quotes and photographs in a beautifully packaged celebration of this great cyclist's career. 

The career of the French former cyclist who won the Tour de France five times is recounted through stories quotes and photographs in a beautifully packaged celebration of this great cyclist`s career. Hinault; known as Le Blaireau (the Badger) is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours  and the only cyclist to have won each more than once.

He won the Tour de France in 1978  1979  1981  1982 and 1985. He came second in 1984 and 1986 and won 28 stages  of which 13 were individual time trials. The other three to have achieved five Tour de France victories are Jacques Anquetil (1964)  Eddy Merckx (1974) and Miguel Indurain (1995).

Of these  Hinault is the only one to have finished either first or second in each Tour de France he finished. He remains the last French winner of the Tour de France.

About the Author

Written by sports journalist, broadcaster and cycling author Ruben Van Gucht, with an introduction from French cycling journalist Philippe Brunel (L'Equipe) and a foreword by Bernard Hinault.

By: Ruben Van Gucht
Book: Hardback, 200 pages
Code: 912961