Historic Overview Jacques Anquetil

Rider

Overall Rank11
NameJacques ANQUETIL
Country
  France
Date of birth08-Jan-1934 - Mont Saint Aignan (Haute Normandie)
Date of death18-Nov-1987 - La Neuville Champ d'Oisel (Haute Normandie)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jacques Anquetil

Jacques Anquetil (pronounced [ʒak ɑ̃k.til]; 8 January 1934 – 18 November 1987) was a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964.

He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the yellow jersey on day one and wear it all through the tour, a tall order with two previous winners in the field—Charly Gaul and Federico Bahamontes—but he did it. His victories in stage races such as the Tour were built on an exceptional ability to ride alone against the clock in individual time trial stages, which lent him the name "Monsieur Chrono".

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1966
Gent - Wevelgem 1964
Giro d'Italia 1960, 1964
Tour de France 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1969
Vuelta a España 1963
Bordeaux - Paris 1965
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966
Paris - Nice 1957, 1961
Giro d'Italia - stages 1959 (2), 1960 (2), 1961 (1), 1964 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1957 (4), 1961 (2), 1962 (2), 1963 (4), 1964 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 1963 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1960 (1), 1961 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1954 (1), 1957 (1), 1958 (1), 1959 (1), 1961 (1)

Seasons

Jacques Anquetil - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 La Française - Dunlop 149 234
2. 1954 La Perle - Hutchinson 541 78
3. 1955 La Perle - Hutchinson 538 82
4. 1956 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson 251 185
5. 1957 Helyett - Potin 2880 2
6. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1451 17
7. 1959 ACBB 2691 1
8. 1960 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2137 4
9. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 3639 1
10. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 2170 6
11. 1963 St. Raphael 3823 1
12. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 3419 1
13. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 2424 5
14. 1966 Ford France - Hutchinson 2971 2
15. 1967 Bic 1032 28
16. 1968 Bic 768 49
17. 1969 Bic 1113 31
Overall: 31997 11