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Alex Stieda: Canada’s 1st Tour de France Maillot Jaune!

We were there!

Viktor, Dave and I – when Canada’s Alex Stieda became the first North American to pull on the most famous and coveted jersey in professional cycling.

Le Tour 1986, Stage One and Stieda heads off up the road solo, the peloton lets him go – a Canadian? Paah!

But there’s method in his madness as he scoops up intermediate points and time bonuses along the way; and when the winning breakaway train of five catch him he has enough strength and presence of mind to purchase a ticket.

The break just holds of the screaming pack; Stieda grabs fifth behind Belgium’s Pol Verschuere – but those time bonuses have propelled the Canadian pursuiter into cycling history – he’s the maillot jaune.

Here’s the ‘but’ – Stage Two is a TTT, the same afternoon as the morning Stage One and Stieda’s 7/11 squad pull off a fair impersonation of Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, dropping six minutes to the mighty Systeme U équipe of Marie, Fignon, Mottet and Bondue.

The North Americans only managed to beat the two Columbian teams who endured an equally dismal day on the outskirts of Paris.

But history has been made and Stieda has become a Legend.

We thought it was high-time we caught up with the man and thanks to Canadian VeloVeritas reader and cycling historian, Lido Crema we spoke with Alex on his morning drive to work …

Tell us about how you got into cycling please, Alex.

“It was definitely a minority sport in Canada when I started cycling in 1977; it was a weird combination of circumstances which got me into the sport.

I played ice hockey when I was 15/16 and was looking for something to keep me in shape in the summer. So I bought a $20 ten speed – and it turned out that my mom and granddad had ridden with the Chichester Wheelers in England and all this cycling stuff started to come out.

“Then it transpired that the guy who lived three doors down from us was the head of Cycling British Columbia, Harold Bridges. He was an English guy who also organised races; he took me out on rides and showed me the ropes, how to dodge potholes, how to draft another riders – and he took me to my first race.

“There was a Masters’ 10 mile time trial on a Thursday night and I started riding those – which introduced me to other guys my age who raced.

“That lead to me riding the Vancouver outdoor velodrome which had been built for the 1958 Empire Games – that’s the Commonwealth Games, now – and that was the best thing I ever did.”

You won the Tour de l’Abitibi which is now regarded as the ‘Junior Tour de France’ – was is as big back then?

“It wasn’t as big back then, you didn’t have the European teams that you do now but there was a US team there and it was a big race – and a big deal for us to come from British Columbia and win it.”

You took bronze in the Commonwealth Games Pursuit in 1982.

“Yes, I gravitated towards the endurance races on the track, the pursuit in particular appealed – it was a masochistic thing!

“I was disappointed that I didn’t make the final but it was nice to win the ride for the bronze.

“But the Games weren’t my first international competition, I rode the Junior Worlds in Buenos Aires in 1979 and was doing well ‘til I met a guy called Greg Lemond in the quarter final; he beat me by one hundredth of a second and I ended up fifth.

“I’ll never forget that ride, I was so completely empty I couldn’t undo my toe straps; my coach had to catch me.”

Tell us about the Olympics in ’84.

“I didn’t go to the opening ceremony because my events were early in the programme and I didn’t want to do all that standing.

“But I didn’t have good form, maybe I was over trained, I don’t know?

“But of course, the Americans were all blood doped – which didn’t come out ‘til much later – and they were on those ‘superbikes’ which cost a fortune.

“I was on a bike a guy built for me in Vancouver which was a nice bike but basic compared to the machines the Americans were on – they were using materials left over from the US Space Programme.

“I rode the points race, too – it was a good experience but as a cyclist you learn that you can’t win every race and when you do have good form it’s a really special time.”

Then you turned pro with 7/11?

“I’d ridden amateur since 1982 with 7/11 and my mentor, Ron Hayman who lived in Vancouver too and was the guy we all looked up to, was professional with 7/11.

“He was there in 1981 with Eric Heiden and the others and he suggested that I ride stagiaire with the team in the fall of that year.

“One of the reasons for the ride was that I’d gone to Belgium in 1981 on my own and won four kermises.

“I stayed in one of Staf Boone’s flats in Drongen – he was quite a character.

“Ron spoke to the team and I raced with them in New York that fall and had a lot of fun – to this day I think that much of the reason I was accepted was that I fitted in with the guys.

“I was a young, red blooded North American guy who loved to race and that counted for a lot – post Olympics I signed with the pro team.”

That maillot jaune …

“It was all a bit of a blur; it came fast and went fast which was disappointing – I only had it for a few hours so it was tough to enjoy.”

The afternoon TTT was a bit of a nitemare wasn’t it – with Doug Shapiro throwing his bottle at Alex Grewal to slow down and stop splitting the team?

“The trouble was that none of us had enough knowledge, our DS was Mike Neel who had raced in Italy but really none of us had the necessary experience.

“In the TTT I was expected to do a turn but I was shattered, I’d been in the break all morning – and there were crosswinds, it was hilly and we crashed.

“Doug threw his bottle at Alex to get him to move across when we exited some trees and there was a cross wind – we needed to form an echelon but Alex was on the wrong side of the road!”

That jersey must have helped the team’s acceptance in the Euro peloton?

“The tide was turning, we’d ridden the Giro the year before and then Davis Phinney won Stage Three of that Tour right after we’d had the jersey – that gained us a lot of legitimacy and respect.

“You have to earn respect in the pro peloton, don’t you?”

Speaking of tours, you always rode well in the Tour of Texas back in the US.

“I think the races in the US suited me better, they were shorter and more intense – the Euro races were longer, more drawn out affairs.

“In Texas there were no big climbs, more short sharp climbs and cross winds – that kind of tactical race suited me better.

“And I was in a great team, the atmosphere in 7/11 was one of mutual respect and help – we realised that if we helped each other it meant we had a much better chance of winning.

“There was no UCI points system back then so you could ride like that; now there’s more focus on an individual’s points and it’s always at the back of a rider’s mind that he needs points for himself.”

What do you rate as your best achievement on the bike?

“Finishing the Tour de France, that was special, especially after having held the jersey.

“After I’d held the jersey Gerrie Knetemann, who’d ridden the Tour 11 times, took me aside in the peloton and explained to me in almost fatherly way that I had to finish the race – I had to honour the fact that I’d worn the jersey.

“That meant a lot to me and it stayed with me, so finishing the Tour was very special.”

With your background as a track man and the prestige of the maillot jaune did you ever think about riding the Six Days?

“I didn’t really pursue it and the opportunity never presented itself – but when I look back, I loved riding the track and if the opportunity had arisen or someone had suggested it I’d have liked to.”

You quit in ’92 but were still winning …

“It was a combination of things, we had our first child in 1991 and I wasn’t around a lot, it wasn’t fair on my wife.

“I was 31 years-old and had been racing half my life – and my sponsors, Softride offered me a job in sales.

“I didn’t want to be one of those guys who keeps hanging on – I’ve no regrets about quitting when I did.”

The ‘Softride’ beam was an ‘interesting’ concept.

“It rode much like a track bike, when you first rode it you tended to bounce but after a while you pedalling stroke smooths out – I was always one to try new ideas.

“I like the concept and it was fun to be part of it but it never gained acceptance and UCI rules about ‘double diamond’ design for frames finally put an end to it.”

Are you still involved in cycle tours?

“I’m still involved and it’s fun but it’s a tough way to make a living and it’s no longer my main source of income.

“I’m in IT now and that’s how I make my living with cycling ‘on the side.’”

And you’re involved in the organisation of the UCI Tour of Alberta?

“Absolutely, I help the race as best I can, this will be our third year but it’s tough with the slump in the price of oil – that’s a challenge but we’re working on it.”

Regrets/things done differently?

“I wish I’d concentrated on the races which suited me; I was never a climber, I came from the track and those Belgian kermises suited me.

“I was a rouleur and suited to Northern European racing, I wish I’d moved there and concentrated on the races which suited me rather than riding all over the place.

“But I didn’t have the funding and the team didn’t push me in that direction – that was the thing, there was no real sense of direction …

“But I’ll never forget wearing the yellow jersey and it’s amazing how many people remember it and speak to me about it; and with the internet all that history is out there for everyone…

“…yeah, it’s a great memory.”

Article as originally written by Ed Hood and published by Velo Veritas April 15, 2015

Gösta Pettersson



Gösta Artur Roland Pettersson (born 23 November 1940) is a retired Swedish cyclist. As an amateur, he competed in the individual and team road events at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won one silver and two bronze medals, in 1964 and 1968. In 1968 he also took part in two track events: individual and team 4000 m pursuit.

Pettersson’s brothers, Erik, Sture and Tomas, were also Olympic cyclists, and their quartet was known as the Fåglum brothers. They won the World Amateur Cycling Championships in 1967–1969 and a team silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics; three of the brothers were also part of the bronze-winning road team at the 1964 Games. In 1967 they were awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.

After the 1969 World Championships the Fåglum brothers turned professional. In 1970 Gösta won the Tour de Romandie, Coppa Sabatini and Trofeo Baracchi (with brother Tomas), and finished third at the Tour de France and sixth at the Giro d’Italia. Next year he won the Giro d’Italia, Giro dell’Appennino and Giro delle Marche. He finished sixth at the 1972 Giro d’Italia and seventh at the 1973 Tour de Suisse. His last major success was second place at the 1974 Tour de Suisse.


Tour de Romandie :
Classement général
4eb étape (contre-la-montre)
Coppa Sabatini
Trophée Baracchi (avec Tomas Pettersson)
2e du Grand Prix de Lugano
2e du GP Forli
2e du GP Baden-Baden
3e du Tour de France
6e du Tour d’Italie

Tour d’Italie
Tour des Apennins
Tour des Marches
2e de Paris-Nice
2e de la Semaine catalane
2e du Trophée Baracchi (avec Tomas Pettersson)
2e du Grand Prix de Lugano
2e du Tour de Sardaigne
2e du GP Baden-Baden (avec Tomas Pettersson)
3e de Milan-San Remo
3e du GP Forli

7e étape du Tour d’Italie
8eb étape du Tour de Suisse
Trophée Cougnet
2e du Tour des Pouilles
3e du Trophée Baracchi (avec Tomas Pettersson)
3e du GP Forli
6e du Tour d’Italie
9e de Milan-San Remo

8eb étape du Tour de Suisse (contre-la-montre)
2e du Trophée Baracchi (avec Davide Boifava)
3e du Tirreno-Adriatico
3e du Tour de Sardaigne

2e du Tour de Suisse
2e du Trophée Baracchi (avec Martín Emilio Rodríguez)
Résultats sur les grands tours

Tour de France
1970 : 3e
1971 : abandon (14e étape)
Tour d’Italie
1970 : 6e
1971 : Leader du classement général Vainqueur du classement général, Jersey maillot rose pendant 4 jours
1972 : 6e, vainqueur de la 7e étape
1973 : 13e
1974 : 10e


Tour Look Back: Luis Ocaña

by Edmond Hood

With two yellow jersey riders abandoning in this year’s Tour de France it’s apt that Ed Hood takes a look at the career of Luis Ocaña who famously crashed out of the 1971 Tour. Ed has never hidden the fact that he is a big Eddy Merckx fan, but he is not exclusive to other riders and anyone who can scare Merckx into thinking he was not invincible has to be given a lot of kudos. The Ocaña story is of great talent and a lot of “what if’s”, the brightest flame burns quickest.

On the day the 2015 Tour de France started in Utrecht, I finished reading a book about one of the race’s all time greats – not one of those on five wins; Anquetil, Hinault, Indurain or Merckx. This man won just one Tour; but it’s not for that win he’s remembered for rather for a glorious defeat which old Merckx-istas like me still deconstruct and debate into the wee small hours in the bars of Gent.

Luis Ocaña is the man and Carlos Arribas’ book is titled simply; ‘Ocaña.’

Luis Ocaña Book Cover

There’s just one race picture, on the cover – not of the handsome Spaniard in his pomp in yellow on the tops at the head of some royal group in Le Tour or hunched at his stylish best against the watch. No, this picture is of a wasted Ocaña in the mountains staring down at the front tyre of his intricately drilled out Motobecane; one finger points ahead as his big hands smother those tiny Campagnolo brake levers we all revered back then.

It’s as if that one finger is all that can respond to the commands of a brain which never calculated, which only knew one way to race – attack! It’s an unusual book; there are huge chunks of imagined dialogue some of which is hard going but some of which is fascinating – like his attention to detail on his bike. He was one of the very first to adopt a titanium frame, had his mechanics drill his bike for lightness and source aerospace titanium bolts.

Ocaña solo in the 1973 Tour de France

Luis Ocaña from Spain wins the 8th stage of the Tour de France between Moutiers and Les Orres on July 9, 1973. Ocaña retained his yellow jersey as overall leader and went on to win his first Tour de France. (Photo credit: STAFF/AFP/Getty Images)

His Tour win came in 1973 when he dominated the race, winning six stage – but it’s for the 1971 epic that he’ll always be best remembered. Whilst the other riders of the day talked about ‘taking the race to Merckx,’ the truth was that most were happy to ride for a podium spot.

Not a man to follow Merckx… like the others

Not a man to follow Merckx… like the others

Not Ocaña. With two brilliant stage wins he shattered the myth of Merckx invulnerability to grab the yellow jersey – and it looked as if the race was won. But a wounded Merckx was a dangerous beast and the big Belgian attacked the Spaniard relentlessly over the next stages.

Merckx-istas like me, maintain that Ocaña would eventually have crumbled and succumbed to the Belgian but there’s a school of thought which contends that had Ocaña not crashed heavily on the river of mud which the descent of the Col de Mente had become he’d have worn yellow all the way to Paris.

That Crash!

That Crash!

Merckx crashed first but was soon up and away; not Ocaña, who had Zoetemelk and Agostinho slam into him as he lay on the deck, leaving the maillot jaune bruised and broken on the tarmac. Merckx didn’t don yellow for the next stage in deference to the Spaniard but Ocaña was on the front pages all over Europe that day and his place in Tour legend was secure.

If there was any doubt about Ocaña’s form and class that year it was dispelled when he dominated the late season time trials, winning the Gran Prix des Nations, A Travers Lausanne and the Trofeo Baracchi with classy Danish Bic team mate, Leif Mortensen who couldn’t spell Ocaña by the end of the percorso – such was the Spaniard’s pace.

The yellow jersey leaves the Tour in an ambulance

The yellow jersey leaves the Tour in an ambulance

Ocaña came from a dirt poor background and a background where affection and food were scarce commodities. His first race was in 1962 – so was his first win and by 1963 he was racking up the first places. He rode ‘independent’ for four seasons piling up victories, usually by disappearing up the road, solo never to be seen again with little thought of tactics or how far there was to go. Full pro for ’68 with Fagor he took the Spanish Professional road Race title, was second in the then highly sought after but now ‘no more’ Montjuich hill climb in Barcelona and took three stages in the Ruta del Sol – an auspicious pro debut by any standard.

In ’69 Ocaña needed the help of his team to finish. Tony Martin knows the feeling,

In ’69 Ocaña needed the help of his team to finish. Tony Martin knows the feeling.

In ’69 he won the now late lamented but prestigious Setmana Catalana and another race now longer on the calendar, the equally desirable Midi Libere as well as finishing second on GC in the Vuelta with three stage wins. For 1970 the name on the jersey was Bic and he claimed the Vuelta and Dauphine to confirm his class and potential.

His 1971 season we’ve looked at – but he also won the Tours of the Basque Country and Catalonia that year. In ’72 he took the Spanish Champs and Dauphine again but collapsed in Le Tour where the expectation was he’d pick up the spear from ’71.

The young Ocaña with Merckx and the veteran Poulidor

The young Ocaña with Merckx and the veteran Poulidor

But alas, Ocaña didn’t have Merckx’s bull rhino constitution and could be fragile. The following year belonged to him though – the Dauphine, Setmana Catalana and Tour of the Basque Country as well as second in the Vuelta, all crowned by his beautiful Tour win. The 1974 season should have been another triumph – but wasn’t; his eye was off the ball as he bought a grand country house and vineyard during the off season to realise his dream of being a gentleman land owner producing fine armagnac in Southern France, distancing himself from his peasant beginnings. The house and vineyard would eventually ruin him financially and certainly meant there were no big wins in ’74.

Ocaña’s story is one of highs, lows, triumphs and disasters – and a desperate desire to please and be better than his father. He was also torn between his Spanish birthplace and French home – his mind was never still. Bic let him go for ’75 and he rode for Super Ser with again no major victories – ’76 was a similar tale and in ’77 he lined up for the Dutch – and now cult – team, Frisol. It was with the Dutch squad I first caught sight of the man.

Ocaña with the Frisol team. Left to right: KOM Van Impe, leader Thevenet, Ocaña and young rider Thurau,

Ocaña with the Frisol team. Left to right: KOM Van Impe, leader Thevenet, Ocaña and young rider Thurau.

I was never a fan of Ocaña’s in my youth for no other reason than he dared to speak out against my idol, Eddy. But in a criterium on the now defunct Eastway circuit in London in a criterium organised by boxing promoter, Mike Barrett to showcase Eddy Merckx and other continental ‘Bigs,’ Ocaña shone like a diamond.

Fighting through the mountain mist.

Fighting through the mountain mist.

Didi Thurau won the race with Sid Barras third and an aging – but still mighty strong – Eddy Merckx third. But ‘man of the match’ was Ocaña, tanned, stylish and constantly on the attack whilst many of the other continentals stuck their start money in their pockets and trundled round in the peloton. I was an instant convert – I recognised cool and class when I saw it.

After his career as a pro ended he became a DS but with little success. The old truism that, ‘the best riders don’t make the best DS’s’ was never more true – with Ocaña frustrated by his charges’ inability to skoosh off up the road like he used to. It didn’t occur to him that he was a ‘great’ and they weren’t.

Climbing alone in the Tour.

Climbing alone in the Tour.

He worked as a journalist and radio and TV pundit but was constantly fighting a battle with his ailing health and finances. It was May 1994 just days before he was due to go and work on the Giro when Jesus Luis Ocaña took his own life with a pistol shot to the head.

Three big stars of the 70’s: Merckx, Gimondi and Ocaña

Three big stars of the 70’s: Merckx, Gimondi and Ocaña

This fact is recorded in the book and was always what most believed – however, Sen. Arribas puts forward another possibility which I’ll leave you to discover for yourself. Men like Ocaña don’t exist anymore, impulsive, out spoken, arrogant but never not conceited. Not for Luis Ocaña the ‘politically correct’ line or ‘letting the right break go’ – he told like it was, raced like a man and was one of a very few to put my hero, ‘Big Ted’ on the ropes.

Ocaña with another great Spanish climber, José-Manuel Fuente

Ocaña with another great Spanish climber, José-Manuel Fuente

Read the book, grit your teeth through some of the dialogue but marvel in the life of a man who lived it, ‘his way’ in an era when ‘drama’ wasn’t just someone’s chain coming off.

R.I.P. Luis.

Luis Ocaña receives Spanish ‘Sportsman of the Year’ trophy from King Juan Carlos

Luis Ocaña receives Spanish ‘Sportsman of the Year’ trophy from King Juan Carlos

Ocaña by Carlos Arribas is available form Amazon and many other book shops.

Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Mousehold Press (June 24, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1874739722
ISBN-13: 978-1874739722.

All photos from archive and many unknown sources, but with thanks to all the photographers.


Article as originally written by Edmond Hood for Pez Cycling News (July 12, 2015)

It was November 2005 when Ed Hood first penned a piece for PEZ, on US legend Mike Neel. Since then he’s covered all of the Grand Tours and Monuments for PEZ and has an article count in excess of 1,100 in the archive. He was a Scottish champion cyclist himself – many years and kilograms ago – and still owns a Klein Attitude, Dura Ace carbon Giant and a Fixie. He and fellow Scot and PEZ contributor Martin Williamson run the Scottish site www.veloveritas.co.uk where more of his musings on our sport can be found.

Bernard Hinault



“As long as I breathe, I attack.” — Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault, born 14 November 1954 in Yffiniac, Brittany, France is a former French cyclist counted among the best cyclists of all times. A five-time winner of the prestigious Tour de France, he is also one of the only six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours: Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España. A dedicated professional to the core, he dominated the sport of cycling for a major portion of the 1970s and 1980s, and remains the last Frenchman to win the Tour de France. A charismatic personality, he was famous for his leadership skills and utter dedication to his profession. When Hinault made his professional debut in 1974, the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx—considered to be the greatest pro-cyclist of his time—was at the peak of his career. The year proved to be a very exciting one for cycling enthusiasts as the current superstar of the game was soon overshadowed by an emerging young one. Once Hinault made his entry into professional cycling, many of the sport’s existing records were rewritten. He started displaying great character and determination while still young and went on to surpass many of Merckx’s records. Hinault eventually secured more than 200 victories in 12 years, cementing his place among the greatest pro-cyclists of all times.



  • Promotion Pernod
  • Champion de France de poursuite
  • Circuit de la Sarthe
  • 2e de Paris-Bourges
  • 2e du Grand Prix d’Antibes
  • 3e du Grand Prix d’Isbergues
  • 7e de Paris-Nice


  • Prestige Pernod
  • Champion de France de poursuite
  • Circuit de la Sarthe :
    • Classement général
    • 3ea étape (contre-la-montre)
  • Tour du Limousin :
    • Classement général
    • 1re étape
  • Tour de l’Aude :
    • Classement général
    • 1re étape
  • Tour d’Indre-et-Loire :
    • Classement général
    • 2eb étape
  • Paris-Camembert
  • 2e étape de l’Étoile des Espoirs
  • 3e du Grand Prix du Midi libre
  • 6e du championnat du monde sur route


  • Prestige Pernod
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège
  • Gand-Wevelgem
  • Critérium du Dauphiné libéré :
    • Classement général 1re et 5e étapes
  • Tour du Limousin :
    • Classement général
    • 1re étape
  • Grand Prix des Nations (contre-la-montre)
  • 2eb étape du Tour d’Indre-et-Loire
  • 2eb étape de l’Étoile des Espoirs
  • 2e du Tour d’Indre-et-Loire
  • 2e du Tour du Tarn
  • 3e de Paris-Bruxelles
  • 3e de la Route nivernaise
  • 5e de Paris-Nice
  • 8e du championnat du monde sur route


  • Prestige Pernod
  • Challenge Sedis
  • Champion de France sur route
  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey yellow.svg Classement général
    • 8e (contre-la-montre), 15e et 20e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • Tour d’Espagne :
    • Jersey yellow.svg Classement général
    • Prologue, 11eb (contre-la-montre), 12e, 14e et 18e étapes
  • Grand Prix des Nations (contre-la-montre)
  • Critérium national :
    • Classement général
    • 3e étape
  • Circuit des genêts verts
  • 2e de Paris-Nice
  • 2e d’À travers Lausanne
  • 3e du Tour de Lombardie
  • 5e du championnat du monde sur route


  • Super Prestige Pernod
  • Prestige Pernod
  • Challenge Sedis
  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey yellow Classement général
    • Leader du classement par points Classement par points
    • 2e (contre-la-montre), 3e, 11e (contre-la-montre), 15e (contre-la-montre), 21e (contre-la-montre), 23e et
    • 24e étapes
  • Flèche wallonne
  • Tour de Lombardie
  • Critérium du Dauphiné libéré :
    • Classement général
    • 3e, 5eb, 6e et 7eb (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • Grand Prix des Nations (contre-la-montre)
  • Tour de l’Oise :
    • Classement général
    • Prologue
  • Circuit de l’Indre
  • 3e étape du Critérium international (contre-la-montre)
  • 3e étape du Tour de Luxembourg
  • 3eb et 4e étapes de l’Étoile des Espoirs
  • 2e du championnat de France sur route
  • 2e de Liège-Bastogne-Liège
  • 2e du Critérium international
  • 2e du Tour de Luxembourg
  • 3e du Tour du Tarn
  • 3e d’À travers Lausanne
  • 6e de Paris-Nice
  • 6e de Paris-Tours
  • 7e de Milan-San Remo
  • 8e de Gand-Wevelgem


  • Jersey rainbow.svg Champion du monde sur route
  • Super Prestige Pernod
  • Prestige Pernod
  • Challenge Sedis
  • Tour d’Italie :
    • Leader du classement général Classement général
    • 14e étape
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège
  • Tour de Romandie
  • Prologue, 4e (contre-la-montre) et 5e étapes du Tour de France
  • Circuit des genêts verts
  • 3e étape du Critérium international
  • Prologue et 3e étape du Tour de l’Aude
  • 1reb étape du Tour du Tarn
  • 1re étape du Tour du Limousin
  • 2e du championnat de France sur route
  • 3e de la Flèche wallonne
  • 4e de Paris-Roubaix
  • 5e de l’Amstel Gold Race


  • Super Prestige Pernod
  • Prestige Pernod
  • Challenge Sedis
  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey yellow Classement général
    • Jersey white Classement du combiné
    • Jersey red Prix de la combativité
    • Prologue, 6e (contre-la-montre), 14e (contre-la-montre), 18e et 20e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • Paris-Roubaix
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • Critérium du Dauphiné libéré :
    • Classement général
    • 4e, 5e, 6e et 7e étapes
    • Critérium international :
    • Classement général
    • 1re, 2e et 3e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • 14e étape de la Coors Classic
  • 1re étape du Tour méditerranéen
  • médaille de bronze, Coupe du Monde 3e du championnat du monde sur route
  • 3e du Tour de Corse
  • 3e de la Route nivernaise
  • 3e du Grand Prix Eddy Merckx


  • Super Prestige Pernod
  • Prestige Pernod
  • Challenge Sedis
  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey yellow Classement général
    • Jersey white Classement du combiné
    • Prologue, 14e (contre-la-montre), 19e (contre-la-montre) et 21e étapes
  • Tour d’Italie :
    • Leader du classement général Classement général
    • Prologue (contre-la-montre par équipes), 3e (contre-la-montre), 18e et 22e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • Tour de Luxembourg :
    • Classement général
    • 2e étape
  • Tour de Corse :
    • Classement général
    • 3e étape
  • Tour d’Armorique :
    • Classement général
    • Prologue
  • 4eb étape du Tour de Romandie (contre-la-montre)
  • Grand Prix des Nations (contre-la-montre)
  • Grand Prix d’ouverture La Marseillaise
  • 3e du Tour de l’Aude
  • 4e du Tour de Romandie
  • 9e de Paris-Roubaix


  • Tour d’Espagne :
    • Jersey yellow Classement général
    • 15eb (contre-la-montre) et 17e étapes
  • Flèche wallonne
  • Grand Prix Pino Cerami
  • 3e étape du Tour Midi-Pyrénées


  • Prestige Pernod
  • Tour de Lombardie
  • Grand Prix des Nations (contre-la-montre)
  • Trophée Baracchi (avec Francesco Moser)
  • Quatre jours de Dunkerque
  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey red Prix de la combativité
    • Prologue
    • 5e étape du Tour de la Communauté valencienne
    • 2e du Tour de France
  • 2e du Critérium du Dauphiné libéré
  • 3e de Paris-Nice
  • 4e du Championnat de Zurich


  • Tour de France :
    • Jersey yellow Classement général
    • Prologue, 3e (contre-la-montre par équipes) et 8e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • Tour d’Italie :
    • Leader du classement général Classement général
    • 12e étape (contre-la-montre)
  • 4e et 12e étapes du Coors Classic


  • Coors Classic :
    • Classement général
    • 9e et 14e étapes
  • Trophée Luis Puig
  • Tour de la Communauté valencienne
  • Tour de France :
    • Leader du classement de la montagne Classement de la montagne
    • Jersey red number.svg Prix de la combativité
    • 9e (contre-la-montre), 18e et 20e (contre-la-montre) étapes
  • 2e étape du Tour Midi-Pyrénées
  • Prologue des Quatre jours de Dunkerque
  • 7e étape du Clásico RCN
  • 2e du Tour de France


  • 1974 : Sonolor-Gitane
  • 1975-1977 : Gitane-Campagnolo
  • 1978-1980 : Renault-Gitane
  • 1981-1983 : Renault-Elf
  • 1984-1986 : La Vie claire


Paris-Roubaix 81 : Bernard Hinault

1985 Tour de France – Bernard Hinault Crash that breaks his nose

La chute de Bernard Hinault dans le Dauphiné 1977.

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