Jacques Anquetil signs an autograph for an accommodating fan in the 1957 Tour de France. The photo is taken from Ellis Bacon’s Mapping Le Tour.
One of cycling’s greats, Jacques Anquetil in the Briançon-Aix-les-Bains stage of the 1962 Tour de France from a L’Equipe collection of photos.
Figures speak for themselves - improvement can be expected but not by those margins. From Martin J. Savage’s Armstrong in Context.
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 with the French national team from the 1958 Tour de France. National teams would contest the Tour de France until 1961. Photo comes from a L’Equipe gallery.
Today is the anniversary of the death of one of cycling’s greats, Jacques Anquetil’s death. An account of his duel with Raymond Poulidor in the 1964 edition of the Tour de France can be found over at The Independent. Photo comes courtesy of spoke sniffer’s Flickr stream.