Head of the Tour de France cycling race Christian Prudhomme (3rdL) former Tour de France winner Bernard Thevenet (4thL), TV host Michel Drucker (C), journalists Jean-Paul Ollivier (4thR) and Gerard Holtz (3rdR) and former Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault (2ndR) pose with pilots of motocyclists squadron of the Republican guard, on February 20, 2013 in Paris, as part of the celebrations of the squadron's 60th anniversary. AFP PHOTO PATRICK KOVARIK
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Five time winner of the Tour de France Bernard Hinault chats with three time winner of the Tour Greg LeMond of USA following the twenty one and last stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a 134 km individual time trial stage between Evry and the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 27, 2014 in Paris, France.
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Former cycling champions Bernard Hinault (left) and Eddy Merckx stand on stage together following stage one of the Tour de France July 4, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. Alessandro Petacchi of Italy and team Lampre won the stage.The stage took the riders from Rotterdam to Brussels on a 223.5km course. The iconic bicycle race will include a total of 20 stages and will cover 3,642km before concluding in Paris on July 25.
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Bernard Hinault throws a podium invader off the stage after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees on July 22, 2012 in Paris, France.
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Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling looks on after receiving the maillot jaune as a podium invader takes to the stage after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees on July 22, 2012 in Paris, France.
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The peloton passes through Yffiniac the home town of racing legend Bernard Hinault during Stage 5 of the 2011 Tour de France from Carhaix to Cap Frehel on July 6, 2011 in Cap Frehel, France.