The 17-kilometre haul out of Castel di Sangro to Roccaraso has been conquered by the likes of Fausto Coppi (1953), Bernard Hinault (1980) and Moreno Argentin (1987) at the Giro d’Italia, but the current holder of the maglia rosa, Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin), seems unperturbed by the Abruzzese climb on the eve of the first summit finish of this year’s race. Dumoulin fulfilled...
Thirty six years have passed since a French rider last won Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the bleak forecast for the Ardennes on Sunday has inevitability dredged up memories of Bernard Hinault’s snowbound 1980 victory. After finishing second to Alejandro Valverde a year ago, Julian Alaphilippe is viewed as the man most likely to succeed Hinault on the roll of honour, but Romain Bardet...
Mat Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) may have been a most unexpected winner of Paris-Roubaix but both his victory and the race as a whole have been acclaimed by past winners Bernard Hinault, Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle, Marc Madiot and Francesco Moser in the pages of L’Équipe. Hinault was famously dismissive of Paris-Roubaix prior to his own 1981 victory, and even after that triumph, he...
Five-time Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault has called on French riders Thibaut Pinot, Warren Barguil and Romain Bardet to take risks in the 2016 Tour de France if they want to stop Chris Froome and Team Sky from again dominating the race. Hinault won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985, often throwing caution to wind and making audacious attacks, even against...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Chris Froome will be racing both for and against history when the Spanish Vuelta starts Saturday. The Tour de France champion is aiming to become the third cyclist to win both the Tour and the Vuelta in the same season, after Jacques Anquetil (1963) and Bernard Hinault (1978). However Froome will need to improve on his past Vuelta performances, which yielded...
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August 20, 2015 | Discuss
HUY, Belgium (AP) By claiming the race leader's jersey in a sixth different Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara not only equaled one of Belgian great Eddy Merck's feats. He also earned a nice present for his wife. Before the start of Monday's third stage in Antwerp, a city known for its diamonds, the 34-year-old Swiss rider was offered a trophy worth 25,000 euros ($27,560) incrusted...
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July 06, 2015 | Discuss
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