Jacques Anquetil

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Jacques Anquetil (8 January 1934 – 18 November 1987), was a French road racing cyclist. He was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. Anquetil was very good at riding time trials, and this helped him to win grand tours. He also won the Giro d'Italia in 1960 and 1964, and the Vuelta a España in 1963. This made him the first cyclist to win all three grand tours. In 1956 he rode 46.159 kilometres in one hour, making a new hour record.

Anquetil was born in Mont-Saint-Aigan. He died of stomach cancer in Rouen.

Major achievements[change | change source]

Tour de France
1957 - Jersey yellow.svg1st overall; 4 stage wins; 16 days in maillot jaune
1959 - 3rd overall
1961 - Jersey yellow.svg1st overall; 2 stage wins; 21 days in maillot jaune
1962 - Jersey yellow.svg1st overall; 2 stage wins; 3 days in maillot jaune
1963 - Jersey yellow.svg1st overall; 4 stage wins; 5 days in maillot jaune
1964 - Jersey yellow.svg1st overall; 4 stage wins; 5 days in maillot jaune
Giro d'Italia
1959 - 2nd overall; Stage 2 ITT win; Stage 19 ITT win; 7 days in maglia rosa
1960 - Jersey pink.svg1st overall; Stage 9b ITT win; Stage 14 ITT win; 11 days in maglia rosa
1961 - 2nd overall; Stage 9 ITT win; 4 days in maglia rosa
1964 - Jersey pink.svg1st overall; Stage 5 ITT win; 17 days in maglia rosa
Vuelta a España
1963 - Jersey gold.svg1st overall; 1 stage win; 16 days in jersey de oro
Other one-day classics and stage races
Super Prestige Pernod International (1961, 1963, 1965, 1966)
Grand Prix des Nations (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1965, 1966)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (1966)
Gent-Wevelgem (1964)
Bordeaux-Paris (1965)
Dauphiné Libéré (1963 - 1st overall; 1 stage win; 1965 - 1st overall, 3 stage wins)
Paris-Nice
1957 - 1st overall; 1 stage win - Time Trial Stage
1961 - 1st overall; 1 stage win
1963 - 1st overall; 1 stage win
1965 - 1st overall; 1 stage win
1966 - 1st overall; 1 stage win
Vuelta al País Vasco (1969)
Four Days of Dunkirk (1958, 1959)
Hour record in 1956 - 46.159 km


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