Bernard Hinault Wants Justice For The Tour de France

by Frédéric HAPPE CALORGUEN, France, Nov 12, 2014 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong has become a stain on the glorious cycling memories of French legend Bernard Hinault who says he would refuse to speak to the shamed American rider. Cycling has an unfair reputation over drug-taking, according to the five-time Tour de France winner who marks his 60th birthday on Friday as one of the … [Read more...]

Hinault Lashes Out At Jalabert Drug Claims

PARIS, June 27, 2013 (AFP) - Five-time winner of the Tour de France Bernard Hinault on Thursday claimed that the future of the famous race was under threat because of the string of admissions and accusations about drug-taking in the sport's past. Hinault's compatriot Laurent Jalabert was this week accused of taking the banned blood booster erythropoetin (EPO) on the scandal-hit 1998 … [Read more...]

Bernard Hinault Says Cycling Will Recover After Armstrong Confession

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 25, 2013 - French cycling great Bernard Hinault insisted Friday the sport will recover from the Lance Armstrong doping controversy. Hinault, who won the Tour de France five times in the period from 1978 to 1985, was speaking at the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in Adelaide. "Lance Armstrong isn't the first (rider) to have hurt cycling," he … [Read more...]

VeloPress Releases North American Edition of Slaying the Badger

Slaying The Badger

Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and The Greatest Tour de France Come to Life in Award-Winning Author Richard Moore's New Book Slaying the Badger Boulder, CO, USA - May 9, 2012 - VeloPress is pleased to announce the release of the North American edition of Slaying the Badger from award-winning author Richard Moore. This highly acclaimed book is now available in the U.S. and Canada in bookstores, … [Read more...]

I’m No Hinault Says Tour Yellow Jersey Leader Voeckler

by Justin Davis MONTPELLIER, France, July 17, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France leader Thomas Voeckler continued to keep the hosts dreaming of a shock home triumph but said Sunday he has "zero chance" of ending their 26-year wait for the yellow jersey. Europcar team leader Voeckler emerged from three tough days in the Pyrenees mountains on Saturday with his 1min 49sec lead on Luxembourg's … [Read more...]

Contador Chasing Rare Giro – Tour Double

LES HERBIERS, France, July 1, 2011 (AFP) - Reigning Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is aiming to complete a rare double when he saddles up for the epic three-week race on Saturday. Only seven riders in history have won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in the same year with Italian climbing specialist Marco Pantani the last to do so, in 1998. Some riders have won the two … [Read more...]

2012 Tour de France Starting From Liege In Belgium

The 2012 Tour de France cycling race will start from the Belgian town of Liege, organizers announced on Friday. Details of the race will be revealed on November 18 during a presentation attended by former champions Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault. The Tour de France already started in Liege in 2004. … [Read more...]

No Yellow Jersey, But French Shine On Tour

France's wait for the heir to five-time yellow jersey champion Bernard Hinault may continue for a while yet. But when it comes to winning stages on the Tour de France, the hosts are leading the way. After 18 days of racing French riders have won six stages, equaling a modern day record that was last set in 1997 -- a year before the Festina doping scandal almost brought the event to its … [Read more...]

Analysis Of Stage 8

This video is an analysis of stage 8 of the 2009 Tour de France. It has Bernard Hinault giving his opinions of the day. … [Read more...]

Germany’s Ciolek Could Be A Tour Star, Says Hinault

by Ryland James BERLIN, July 1, 2009 (AFP) - Tour de France legend Bernard Hinault believes up and coming German cycling star Gerald Ciolek could pose a threat to Britain's Mark Cavendish when this year's race starts Saturday. Frenchman Hinault, a five-times winner of the Tour, is backing the 22-year-old Ciolek to take over from retired sprinter Erik Zabel as leader of Milram having … [Read more...]