Probably the most famous documented quote from five-time Tour de France winner, Bernard Hinault. I received the very nice Opsal Sport t-shirt from my brother as a birthday gift.
The badger was respected and most of all... feared by many riders for his volatile temperament. Often appearing arrogant to the cycling public, he once said, "I race to win, not to please people."
Truly individualistic and one of the great Tour heroes!
That familiar menacing look.
His first win; the 1978 Tour de France.
The badger turns on the screws against; (l to r) Agostinho & Zoetemelk.
From: 'The official Tour de France.'
Shoulder detail proudly displaying the Flandrian Lion!