Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Another birthday- Bernard Thévenet

Bernard Thevenet, born January 10, 1948. Pictured here when he won stage 18 of the Tour de France on La Mongie on July 14, 1970. Eddy Merckx won his second of five Tour victories that year.

Thévenet won 2 Tours, 1975 and 1977. His victory in 1975 ended Merckx's 5 Tour win reign, where Merckx finished 2nd.

He was once asked whether it was hard being a racing cyclist; his reply was that being a French farmer was harder.
Palmares

1970
1 stage, Tour de France
1971
1 stage, Tour de France
1972
Tour of Romandy
2 stages, Tour de France
1973
2 stages, Tour de France
1 stage, Vuelta a España
1974
Tour of Catalonia
Criterium Nationale
1975
Tour de France
2 stages, Tour de France
Dauphiné - Libéré
1976
Dauphiné - Libéré
1977
Tour de France
1 stage, Tour de France
Photo: Cyclingnews.com.

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