July 23, 1978. The day when Bernard Hinault won his first Tour de France - The Point

" 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

July 23, 1978. The day when Bernard Hinault won his first Tour de France - The Point

" 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...

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