“There are no races. Only lotteries”: Jacques Anquetil

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As the road season gathers pace in Europe and hope springs eternal, it’s a good time to be reminded of the sheer class and style road racing can have.  The El Cyclista blog has just posted some pictures of Jacques Anquetil taken from a ’80s souvenir programme found in a flea market. Amazing images of the first man to win the Tour de France five times, and quotes from Anquetil, Tommy Simpson and Bernard Hinault – check the link for the full set.

One more image after the break.

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