CYCLIST

Jacques Anquetil

1934 - 1987

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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 374,955 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Jacques Anquetil is the 3rd most popular cyclist, the 697th most popular biography from France (down from 612th in 2019) and the most popular French Cyclist.

Jacques Anquetil is most famous for winning the Tour de France five times.

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Among CYCLISTS

Among cyclists, Jacques Anquetil ranks 3 out of 1,212Before him are Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi. After him are Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Tom Simpson, Bernard Hinault, Raymond Poulidor, Miguel Induráin, Lance Armstrong, Rik Van Looy, and Federico Bahamontes.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1934, Jacques Anquetil ranks 31Before him are Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Pierre Richard, Empress Michiko, Richard Meier, Bill Russell, and Alan Arkin. After him are Paco Rabanne, Diana Wynne Jones, Leonid Kravchuk, Georges Moustaki, Roman Herzog, and Tarcisio Bertone. Among people deceased in 1987, Jacques Anquetil ranks 15Before him are Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Pola Negri, Gunnar Myrdal, and John Huston. After him are Andrés Segovia, Lee Byung-chul, John Howard Northrop, Fahri Korutürk, Thomas Sankara, and Lino Ventura.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jacques Anquetil ranks 697 out of 5,234Before him are Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90), Charles, Duke of Vendôme (1489), Samuel de Champlain (1567), Jean Jaurès (1859), William Longsword (893), and Sophie Marceau (1966). After him are Paul Mauriat (1925), Louise of Savoy (1476), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Charles de Foucauld (1858), Louise of Lorraine (1553), and François Mansart (1598).

Among CYCLISTS In France

Among cyclists born in France, Jacques Anquetil ranks 1After him are Bernard Hinault (1954), Raymond Poulidor (1936), Henri Cornet (1884), Lucien Petit-Breton (1882), François Faber (1887), Louison Bobet (1925), Louis Trousselier (1881), René Pottier (1879), Octave Lapize (1887), Laurent Fignon (1960), and Roger Walkowiak (1927).