Bernard Hinault Pictorial
Bernard Hinault was one of the all-time greats and - had he not been preceded by a certain Belgian - would undoubtedly
have featured in any argument over who was the greatest racing cyclist of all time. These photos portray a great career, second only to Merckx...
As part of his build up to winning the 1979 Tour of Lombardy, Hinault
stretched his (and a few others') legs in Italian races.
Hinault leads Giuseppe Saronni and pink jersey Wladimiro Panizza in the 1980 Giro d'Italia.
According to the original caption to this photo of Hinault during a time trial stage of the 1980 Giro, he is using
"his special bike". Er...
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Hinault shows off his rainbow jersey as he leads eventual winner
Francesco Moser in the Tirreno-Adriatico 1981
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Unusual colours for King of the Mountains Hinault in the 1986 tour
which he lost to team-mate Greg Lemond.
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Hinault kicks up the dust for Henni Kuiper and Roger de Vlaeminck
to swallow in the 1982 Paris-Roubaix
What a b*****d! Most yellow jersies are content to promenade down
the Champs Elysees and leave the final stage to the sprinters. Not Hinault, who probably made no friends when he gained his only
road victory of the 1982 tour on the final stage.
Hinault bowed out somewhat ignominiously after the 1986 Tour
when he failed to beat - and to help team mate Greg Lemond.
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