Jacques Anquetil

1934 - 1987

Jacques Anquetil

Jacques Anquetil (pronounced [ʒak ɑ̃k.til]; 8 January 1934 – 18 November 1987) was a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964.He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the yellow jersey on day one and wear it all through the tour, a tall order with two previous winners in the field—Charly Gaul and Federico Bahamontes—but he did it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques Anquetil has received more than 332,111 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Jacques Anquetil ranks 3 out of 904Before him are Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi. After him are Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Raymond Poulidor, Lance Armstrong, Henri Cornet, Tom Simpson, Miguel Induráin, Bernard Hinault, and Patrick Sercu.

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Among people born in 1934, Jacques Anquetil ranks 28Before him are Vavá, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Alexei Leonov, Richard Chamberlain, Stjepan Mesić, and Paco Rabanne. After him are Larisa Latynina, Pierre Richard, Leonid Kravchuk, Richard Meier, Georges Moustaki, and Tarcisio Bertone. Among people deceased in 1987, Jacques Anquetil ranks 16Before him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Gunnar Myrdal, Walter Houser Brattain, Pola Negri, and Lee Byung-chul. After him are Fahri Korutürk, John Howard Northrop, Andrés Segovia, William P. Murphy, Lino Ventura, and Lee Marvin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Anquetil ranks 613 out of 4,109Before him are Lucien Febvre (1878), François Jacob (1920), Louis Renault (1843), Thomas Bangalter (1), Alfred Jarry (1873), and Sebastian Brant (1458). After him are Éliphas Lévi (1810), Hans Bethe (1906), René Lacoste (1904), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Maurice Béjart (1927), and François Guizot (1787).

Among CYCLISTS In France

Among cyclists born in France, Jacques Anquetil ranks 1After him are Raymond Poulidor (1936), Henri Cornet (1884), Bernard Hinault (1954), Lucien Petit-Breton (1882), François Faber (1887), Louis Trousselier (1881), Louison Bobet (1925), René Pottier (1879), Laurent Fignon (1960), Octave Lapize (1887), and Jean Robic (1921).

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