Jacques Anquetil labouring behind Charly Gaul, who won the stage. The Frenchman lost out to the rider from Luxembourg on the 1958 Tour. Mont Ventoux takes a starring role in the next stage of the Tour de France. Image comes from L’Equipe’s profile of the Tour’s great climbers.
Jacques Anquetil stays in line to win his second time trial of the Tour from Versailles to Paris on 14 July 1964. By the finish he had won his fifth Tour de France, a record which he holds along with Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Eddy Merckx.
The photo comes from L’Equipe’s Clock Hunters profiling the Tour de France’s great time trialists.
The passing of the torch…Anquetil and Merckx in 1967. Thanks to Cycling Art Blog for the photo.
Jacques Anquetil in cross mode in 1965 found on Flwrider. Cross season has now largely come to a close with Oostmalle on the 19th being the last major event on the European calendar.
Jacques Anquetil in action from Velominati’s examination of souplesse