BERNARD HINAULT RUMORS

Pinot approaches Tour de France in a different frame of mind

Thursday morning's edition of L'Équipe carried a roundtable interview with Bernard Hinault, Lucien Aimar and Bernard Thévenet, the only living French Tour de France winners, beneath the headline: "You never want to be the last Frenchman on the roll of honour." Since making his Tour debut in 2012, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) has regularly carried the weight of the home expectation to bridge...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia legends welcome Hinault to Hall of Fame - Gallery

Bernard Hinault was officially inducted into the Giro d'Italia Hall of Fame Tuesday in a ceremony at Milan's Teatro Gerolamo. Hinault claimed the pink jersey three times in his career, winning the Giro overall titles in 1980, 1982 and 1985. In 1982 and 1985 he also won the Tour de France, putting him among the exclusive company of riders who have won both Grand Tours in the same...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Hinault, Moser and Duclos-Lassalle praise "magnificent" Paris-Roubaix

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...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Hinault: 2016 Tour de France offers a chance to take on Froome

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...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Froome aims to add Vuelta to Tour title

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...
Via Associated Press
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Diamonds are a rider's best friends

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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