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Bernard Hinault

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He was prominent in a riders' strike at Valence d'Agen in the 1978 Tour to protest against split stages in which the riders had to ride a stage in the morning and another in the afternoon. He said it was a local cyclists' way of saying "mate" or "buddy" in his youth - "How's it going badger?" - and that it came to refer to him personally. Hinault wearing the yellow jersey was at the front after an attack on the ascent and heading for victory.

He is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours and the only cyclist to have won each more than once. Throughout his career he's been known for his personality: independent outspoken quick to take offense and quick with a riposte. He won the Tour de France in 1978 1979 1981 1982 and 1985.

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