Category: hinault

Bernard Hinault’s last race, 1986

Bernard Hinault’s last race, 1986

Bernard Hinault did not like Paris Roubaix

Bernard Hinault did not like Paris Roubaix

Hinault leading the pack

Hinault leading the pack

Renault Gitane, Tour de France, 1980, with Ber…

Renault Gitane, Tour de France, 1980, with Bernard Hinault setting the pace.

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Bernard Hinault on his rad aero bike beasting a time trial in the 1982 Tour de France.

Bernard Hinault on his rad aero bike beasting a time trial in the 1982 Tour de France.

Hinault, Tour de France, time trial, 1984.

Hinault, Tour de France, time trial, 1984.

A few more recommendations for your reading li…

A few more recommendations for your reading list.

First, a couple of great books about two of the greats of French cycling.

Sex, Lies & Handlebar Tape: The Remarkable Life of Jacques Anquetil by Paul Howard (iTunes or Amazon)

The Badger: Bernard Hinault and the Fall and Rise of French Cycling by William Fotheringham (iTunes or Amazon).

Another book by William Fotheringham is his excellent Tom Simpson biography: get it on iTunes: Put Me Back on My Bike – William Fotheringham, or on Amazon.

For something more contemporary, there’s David Millar’s The Racer.

Fotheringham’s biography of Fausto Coppi is also well worth a look. Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi.

Get it on iTunes or Amazon.

To learn more about cycling’s great champion, read Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike again by William Fotheringham @willfoth

Get the book in time for xmas on Amazon or iTunes.

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