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Bernard Hinault

Cyclist
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Net worth 2018: $215 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Brittany, France
Country: French
BirthDay: 14 November 1954
Height: 1.74 m
BIOGRAPHY

Bernard Hinault was bornon 14 November 1954 in Brittany, France, French, is Cyclist. Bernard Hinault is a former French cyclist counted among the best cyclists of all times. A five-time winner of the prestigious Tour de France, he is also one of the only six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours: Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España. A dedicated professional to the core, he dominated the sport of cycling for a major portion of the 1970s and 1980s, and remains the last Frenchman to win the Tour de France. A charismatic personality, he was famous for his leadership skills and utter dedication to his profession. When Hinault made his professional debut in 1974, the Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx—considered to be the greatest pro-cyclist of his time—was at the peak of his career. The year proved to be a very exciting one for cycling enthusiasts as the current superstar of the game was soon overshadowed by an emerging young one. Once Hinault made his entry into professional cycling, many of the sport’s existing records were rewritten. He started displaying great character and determination while still young and went on to surpass many of Merckx’s records. Hinault eventually secured more than 200 victories in 12 years, cementing his place among the greatest pro-cyclists of all times.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$215 Million

TIMELINE
1986

He rode in the 1986 Tour de France in which he made a suicidal solo attack to demoralize the opposition

1985

Undaunted, he learnt meditation and relaxation techniques from Koechli and returned to the Tour in 1985, this time winning it again

1984

He participated in the Tour in 1984 but lost to fellow French rider Laurent Fignon who beat Hinault by over 10 minutes

1983

However, his knee problems continued and he had to miss the Tour in 1983

1981

In 1981 he won the Paris–Roubaix and went on to clinch the first place in the Tour as well—a success he repeated at the 1982 Tour de France

1980

In addition to the five Tour de France titles, he had also won the Giro d'Italia in 1980, 1982

1979

He was hailed for winning the prestigious title on his maiden attempt and he lived up to his reputation by winning the Tour again in 1979

1978

He eventually won the 1978 Tour de France on his debut

1976

He scored an early victory in Paris-Camembert in 1976 by demonstrating his time trial strength as he maintained a thin lead to the finish

1974

He started professional cycling in 1974 at the age of 19

1954

He was born on 14 November 1954 in Brittany, France at the house of his grandparents

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