He,s just pissed of because us brits keep winning his home tour .while the french are lucky to win a stage let alone make the podium
Not the response I was hoping for with the post (a more considered one would have been more welcome), I guess two wins in a 100 TdFs is an achievement; but one that ignores the achievements of all those British riders of the classic era that never had a Knighthood -
Team Sky: Riders from the Death Star
, the team where riders talk about objectives not victories, and the spreadsheet rather than the routecard rules.
This is Retrobike
perhaps if you had considered you response a bit more you would have put tom simpson and brian robinson on your list.you seem to have ignored them,but i guess being the first brits to win a tour stage and be world champion is not good enough for your so called golden age
Suggest you give more thought to your future comments, the thread was begun for a reason: that I consider Hinault's comments interesting. The riders I named are a few examples
not a definitive list (doh!).
I could have started the list with Charlie Davey who in 1912, yes 1912
, was selected to ride the 200 mile, yes 200 mile
, Olympic road race in Stockholm.
That's 1912, 200 miles in Sweden.
I'll wager you've never heard of him.
Co-founder of a V-CC section, member South Eastern Road Club and owner of - 2005 Bianchi Reparto Corse (modern), 1985 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super, 1984 Raleigh LU Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1978 Ron Cooper, 2 x very early Roberts (late 60s/early 70s), 1975 Bill Philbrook tourer, 1966 Raleigh Superbe Roadster, 1964 Allin Stan Butler Special Belgique, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1950 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1947 Hetchins Super Special, 1908 Centaur Featherweight. 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper.