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

Jacques Anquetil - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1953 La Francaise 151 229
2. 1954 La Perle - Hutchinson 537 78
3. 1955 La Perle - Hutchinson 535 80
4. 1956 Helyett 250 179
5. 1957 Helyett - Potin 2863 2
6. 1958 Helyett 1470 17
7. 1959 ACBB 2679 1
8. 1960 Saint Raphael - R. Geminiani - Dunlop 2123 4
9. 1961 Helyett 3611 1
10. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 2156 6
11. 1963 St. Raphael 3802 1
12. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 3419 1
13. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 2424 5
14. 1966 Ford 2971 1
15. 1967 Bic 1032 28
16. 1968 Bic 768 48
17. 1969 Bic 1113 31
Overall: 31904 11

Biography

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". For most people biking in a race that long would be impossible, but not for Jacques Anquetil.

source - Wikipedia