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Chris Froome wins his 2nd Tour de France title

...seven riders who won three Tours or more. The record of five wins ? achieved by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain ? is still far off.Froome says he would like to keep competing "as long as my body will allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-26/chris-froome-wins-hi
Chris Froome two days away from riding to victory in Tour de France

...two guys."Romain Bardet, on the other hand, was focused on himself. France hasn't had a Tour winner since Bernard Hinault in 1985, and there are some that think 24-year-old Bardet could be next after his sixth place last year. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-23/chris-froome-two-days-away-riding
Mark Cavendish wins stage, Chris Froome still leads Tour de France

...attack to perfection to catch German sprinter Andre Greipel near the line.Only Eddy Merckx with 34 stage wins and Bernard Hinault with 28 have won more Tour stages than Cavendish, who won four in 2008, six in 2009, five in 2010 and 2011, three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-10/mark-cavendish-wins-
Tour de France begins Saturday in Netherlands with tough course

...be cheering for Thibault Pinot and Romain Bardet, who hope to follow in the footsteps of five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault, the last Frenchman to triumph.Pinot finished third last year and earned the white jersey as the best young rider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/tour-de-france-begin
Italian Vincenzo Nibali in the driver's seat in Tour de France

...de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.The French have waited even longer for a champion ? the last was Bernard Hinault way back in 1985 ? but with three riders in the top six places, hopes are growing of at least a first podium place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-15/italian-vincenzo-nib
Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

...at the Tour de France in a stage won by Discovery Channel teammate Paolo Savoldelli. Armstrong tied French great Bernard Hinault. Only Eddy Merckx, with 111, has won more yellow jerseys. Merckx, Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques Anquetil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/21/oth_459246.shtml
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Armstrong beats Ullrich in time trial to lock up fifth straight Tour title

...signifying his overall lead in the Tour de France with just one stage left. Right then, five-time race champion Bernard Hinault leaned over and delivered the accolade Armstrong's been after since he began cycling: "Welcome to the club...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/27/oth_382326.shtml
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Armstrong is 'strong and prepared' for Tour de France

...begins in Paris on July 5. Others who won five times, but not consecutively, are Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault and Belgian Eddy Merckx. "These are legends of cycling, pillars of our sport. It's understandable people draw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/09/oth_377988.shtml
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Frenchman remains humble with lead

...return home for the first time since 1985, the last of Bernard Hinault's five victories.Voeckler's retort: Don't...Tour," Voeckler said. "It's true that since Bernard Hinault, the French people want a winner. I really sense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-07-17/frenchman-remains-hu
Armstrong hopes for a ride into cycling history

...Texan. Armstrong is trying to overtake the five-time Tour de France winners: Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain. Ullrich has a different agenda. He has yet to fulfill the promise he showed in 1997 when at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/29/oth_420607.shtml
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