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Jacques Anquetil

Road Cyclist Jacques Anquetil

Profession: Road Cyclist

Nationality:
France
French

Why Famous: First 5-time winner of the Tour de France with tour victories in 1957 and 1961-64.

Born: January 8, 1934
Birthplace: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: November 18, 1987 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Historical Events

  • 1957-07-20 44th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins first of 5 general classification titles
  • 1961-07-16 48th Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France scores his second Tour general classification category title
  • 1962-07-15 49th Tour de France; Defending champion Jacques Anquetil of France claims his 3rd Tour victory
  • 1963-07-14 50th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins his 3rd consecutive general classification event; first rider to win Tour 4 times
  • 1964-07-14 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles
  • 1974-07-21 61st Tour de France: Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins 5th Tour that he enters; equals Jacques Anquetil record for Tour victories

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