Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tenacity of the Badger





Bernard Hinault, aka the Badger, turned 58 years old today!

One of the great champions of cycling. The Frenchman is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours and greater still, the only rider to have won each more than once. However, this living legend is not only famous for his Grand Tour victories but also his classic and single-day races.

The list is extensive, in fact, I just want to celebrate his birthday with these fantastic images from his storied past. A past that made him one of the toughest riders to race a bike... Joyeux anniversaire Badger!

His extensive palmares.



1977 Paris-Nice


1982 Tour de Tenacity


1980 Giro...
grinding up the Stelvio.
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1981 Tour
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1984 Tour
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1978 Tour...
Badger fun with Bernard Thevenet.
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One for the home fans...
Hinault vs Fignon



1986 Coors Classic


1986 Tirreno-Adriatico,
his final professional season.
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