Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Paris-Roubaix 81 : Bernard Hinault


A special thanks to Guy WR from Le-Grimpeur for the heads up on this classic.

7 comments:

brettok said...

Awesome... he leads them out for a lap and still smashes the sprint!

Chris said...

From the front. That is amazing. The Cannibal ate them alive.

Mike Starr said...

^^^

Merckx was the "Cannibal".

Hinault was the "Badger".

I'm sure BKW will give you a break though Chris.

Lots of power left at the end. You don't often see someone lead out and win.

Great video.

Bolivar said...

The Badger was as tough as a competitor as they come, a pure badass. I think he is the last Tour Winner to also win Roubaix. The guy was tough as nails - one the Tour one year after getting punched in the face and breaking his jaw.

mathias_d said...

crashes within 10k of the finish and soloes the sprint to the win...a true badass champ.

I also like his journeyman vs. apprentice treatment of lemond in the tour...shows who the patron is and lends a little "who's your daddy" air to it all in a day before serious doping.

jason said...

Crazy: Basically everybody in that break was a Paris-Roubaix winner. Hinault (81), DeVlaeminck (72,74,75,77), Moser (78,79,80), Kuiper (83), Demayer (76) the only guy whose name I cant remember off the top of my head in the break is the Splendor rider - if it was Guido Van Calster or Eddy Plankaert... If it was Plankaert, then everyone in the break did win PR at one point...

jason said...

solved:
1 B. Hinault (Renault-Elf-Gitane) 263 km in 6h 26' 7" (40,866 km)
2 R. De Vlaeminck (Daf-Cote d'Or-Gazelle)
3 F. Moser (Famcucine-Moser)
4 G. Van Calster (Wickes-Splendor)
5 M. Demeyer (Capri Sonne-Koga Miyata)
6 H. Kuiper (Daf-Cote d'Or-Gazelle)