Frenchman Bernard Hinault leads a group of breakaways as they ride down the Col d'Aspin during the 3rd stage of the Tour de France between Luchon and Pau on June 30, 1979. Hinault won the stage in a sprint finish beating Belgian Rudy Pevenage and Italian Gian-Battista Barronchelli and went on to capture his second consecutive Tour de France's victory in Paris, winning seven stages overall.
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de France Director Christian Prudhomme (right) and former five times winner Bernard Hinault (left) visit the Yorkshire Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Wire A GARDEN celebrating Yorkshire’s hosting of the 2014 Grand Départ from The Northern Echo Read more »
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