Historic Overview Bernard Hinault

Rider

Overall Rank8
NameBernard HINAULT
Country
  France
Date of birth14-Nov-1954 - Yffiniac (Bretagne)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Bernard Hinault - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1975 Gitane 364 109
2. 1976 Gitane 632 67
3. 1977 Gitane 2123 9
4. 1978 Renault 4168 2
5. 1979 Renault 5022 1
6. 1980 Renault 3988 1
7. 1981 Renault 3962 1
8. 1982 Renault 3760 1
9. 1983 Renault 1510 14
10. 1984 La Vie Claire 2919 3
11. 1985 La Vie Claire 3328 3
12. 1986 La Vie Claire 1494 18
Overall: 33270 8

Biography

Bernard Hinault (pronounced: [bɛʁ.naʁ i.no]; born 14 November 1954) is a French former cyclist who won the Tour de France five times.

He is one of only six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, and one of two cyclists to have won each more than once (the other being Alberto Contador). He won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985. He came second in 1984 and 1986 and won 28 stages, of which 13 were individual time trials. The other three to have achieved five Tour de France victories are Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain; of these, Hinault is the only one to have finished either first or second in each Tour de France he finished. He remains the last French winner of the Tour de France.

Hinault was nicknamed Le Blaireau (either "the shaving brush" or "the badger"), as he would often wear a hairband, thus resembling a shaving brush. However, his nickname is typically translated as "badger" by Anglophone cycling commentators and enthusiasts. In an interview in the French magazine Vélo, however, Hinault said the badger nickname had nothing to do with the animal. He said it was a local cyclists' way of saying "mate" or "buddy" in his youth – "How's it going, badger?" – and that it came to refer to him personally. According to Maurice Le Guilloux, a long-time teammate of Hinault, he and Georges Talbourdet first used the nickname when the three riders trained together in their native Brittany in the early years of Hinault's professional career.

source - Wikipedia