Jacques Anquetil was a very famous French racing cyclist and the first-ever cyclist to win the France tour “Tour De France” 5 times. He first won in the year 1957, and then from 1961 to 1964, he ruled the French tour with his amazing speed and stamina. Jacques Anquetil is undoubtedly one of the greatest cyclists ever. He was not a spectacular winner or his wins were not impressive, but his major tour victories were always precisely planned and steadily ridden. No one had a match against the champ until Lance Armstrong came into the picture, but due to the disqualification due, his Doping test went as a failure.
He’s one of the greatest rivals in the Tour was Raymond Poulidor, whom he generally outperformed, with their best fight coming in the 1964 Tour, as they hustled one next to the other up the Puy de Dôme. Anquetil is additionally one of the only professional cyclists who won an Olympic medal as a beginner, having contributed France to a bronze in the 1952 group street race. The biggest failure of his vocation is that he never figured out how to win the world expert street race title, putting second in 1966 for his best completion, his absence of running capacity hampering that exertion.
Anquetil’s just shortcoming was as a street runner. He was a superb climber, however, his strong suit was as a time trialist, at which, during his profession, he was viewed as the best rider ever, winning the Grand Prix des Nations a record multiple times. In 1956, he utilized this capacity to set the World Hour Record.
Take a peek at some of his best wins!!