Historic Overview Bernard Hinault

Rider

Overall Rank10
NameBernard HINAULT
Country
  France
Date of birth14-Nov-1954 - Yffiniac (Bretagne)
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Biography

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault (pronounced [bɛʁ.naʁ i.no]; born 14 November 1954) is a Breton former professional cyclist. With a large number of victories, including five in the Tour de France, he is often named among the greatest cyclists of all times.

He is one of only seven 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 most recent 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.

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Major Victories

Giro di Lombardia 1979, 1984
Amstel Gold Race 1981
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1977, 1980
La Flèche Wallonne 1979, 1983
Gent - Wevelgem 1977
Tour de France 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985
Giro d'Italia 1980, 1982, 1985
Vuelta a España 1978, 1983
World Championships Road Race 1980
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Paris - Roubaix 1981
Tour de Romandie 1980
Dauphiné Libéré 1977, 1979, 1981
Critérium International 1978, 1981
Tour de France - stages 1978 (3), 1979 (7), 1980 (3), 1981 (5), 1982 (4), 1984 (1), 1985 (2), 1986 (3)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1980 (1), 1982 (4), 1985 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1978 (5), 1983 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1982 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1977 (2), 1979 (4), 1981 (4)
Critérium International - stages 1978 (1), 1979 (1), 1980 (1), 1981 (3)
Route du Sud - stages 1980 (1), 1983 (1), 1986 (1)
More results

Seasons

Bernard Hinault - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1975 Gitane - Campagnolo 339 111
2. 1976 Gitane - Campagnolo 588 70
3. 1977 Gitane - Campagnolo 2124 8
4. 1978 Renault - Gitane 3878 2
5. 1979 Renault - Gitane 4670 1
6. 1980 Renault - Gitane 3827 1
7. 1981 Renault - Elf 3875 1
8. 1982 Renault - Elf 3696 1
9. 1983 Renault - Elf 1469 15
10. 1984 La Vie Claire - Terraillon 2758 4
11. 1985 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 3095 3
12. 1986 La Vie Claire - Wonder - Radar 1444 18
Overall: 31763 10