Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Jacques

I know, another birthday story, but if you know me, appreciation of riders of the past enhances appreciation of the present. So if you are interested in such, follow this link. Jacques Anquetil was the first rider to win all three Grand Tours and until a certain American from Texas came around shared the record of TdF wins - 5. He was a dominant force in the late '50s and into the '60s. His style foreshadows the tour winning style of dominating the time trials and holding on in the mountains, so familiar to us in the past twenty years. Thanks again for reading, and I hope you are enjoying some rides. Those of you in the SE , well, sorry about the chill! HH

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