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Armstrong gets his 79th yellow jersey

...Bernard Hinault. Only Eddy Merckx, with 111, has won more yellow jerseys. Merckx, Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques Anquetil all won five Tours - a record Armstrong surpassed last year. Savoldelli's victory in the 17th stage, the longest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/21/oth_459246.shtml
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Armstrong is 'strong and prepared' for Tour de France

...The three-week race 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/09/oth_377988.shtml
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Armstrong shines on brilliant day in Paris

...1994 - Miguel Indurain, Spain 1995 - Miguel Indurain, Spain Four times 1961 - Jacques Anquetil, France 1962 - Jacques Anquetil, France 1963 - Jacques Anquetil, France 1964 - Jacques Anquetil, France 1969 - Eddie Merckx, Belgium 1970 - Eddie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/30/oth_321683.shtml
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Armstrong hopes for a ride into cycling history

...as perpetual runner-up to the 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/29/oth_420607.shtml
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Positive test follows Spaniard

...Armstrong, Miguel Indurain and Fausto Coppi. Only cycling legends Eddy Merckx (11), Bernard Hinault (10) and Jacques Anquetil (8) have won more.A victory in July also would give Contador his third consecutive Tour title, a feat achieved...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2011-06-25/positive-test-follow
Place in history up to the fans

...bullfights. No one besides the most rabid biking enthusiasts or international sports savvy thought to rank Eddy Merckx or Jacques Anquetil in the same category as DiMaggio, Ali, Chamberlain or any Olympic gold medalist. This whole debate is strictly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/27/oth_423434.shtml
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Litke: Some fans will say all he does is ride a bike

...five-time Tour champions - Eddy Merckx of Belgium, Miguel Indurain of Spain and local heroes Bernard Hinault and Jacques Anquetil - and begin a fresh chapter in the 101-year history of the race. "It's special to stand on arguably one of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/26/oth_423349.shtml
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Armstrong - mix of many motivations - makes cycling history

...cancer-beating chemicals burning your veins? His sixth crown elevated Armstrong above four great five-time champions: Jacques Anquetil, who loved his wine, food and winning; Eddy Merckx, the Belgian "Cannibal" who devoured rivals and glory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/26/oth_423352.shtml
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Lance Armstrong: AP Male Athlete of the Year

...place in cycling history. The only other five-time winners are Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain, Bernard Hinault and Jacques Anquetil. Only Armstrong and Indurain won five in a row. "It's not like they suddenly stopped at five," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/29/oth_396479.shtml
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Lance Armstrong wins record-tying fifth Tour de France title

...other riders have won the Tour five times, but not consecutively. They are Belgium's Eddy Merckx, and Frenchmen Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault. If Armstrong doesn't win a sixth title, the question of who is the best will long be debated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/28/oth_382407.shtml
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