" Remember the vase of Soissons ! "This July 23, 1978, on the podium of the 65th Tour de France, Bernard Hinault recalls surely the words of Clovis pronounced in the year 486. But for a quite different reason. He has just received from the hands of Jean-Pierre Soissons, the Sports minister of the time, a vase... A beautiful piece from the Sèvres factory, a gift of the president, sent by Valéry Giscard d'estaing at the racer of the team Renault-Gitane-Campagnolo. It must be said that the native Yffiniac (Côtes-d'armor) has just achieved an incredible feat : at only 23 years old, he... Article reserved to subscribers
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Why do the French not earn more the Tour ?
Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 08:33