1978 - Cycles Gitane Bernard Hinault Poster

1978 -  Cycles Gitane Bernard Hinault Poster

A classic profile shot of Bernard Hinault during the 1978 Grand Prix des Nations. On his way to winning the second one of his five victories.

Hinault was a master against the clock. This image captures Hinault in a French champion's jersey obtained a few months earlier during the 1978 French national road championships.

The team was created in 1978 after the Renault auto group purchased the Gitane bicycle manufacturer and became the main sponsor of the Gitane–Campagnolo cycling team that was directed by former French cycling champion Cyrille Guimard and featured the promising young cyclist Bernard Hinault.

From 1978-80, the team was known as Renault-Gitane but, from 1981–85, the team was Renault-Elf. Elf being an oil company that was owned by the Renault auto group

Year: 1978

Printed in Italy by Vannini Brescia

Condition: New Old Stock

It’s an original vintage poster, NOT a reproduction.

Size: Approximately 67 x 90cm (26 x 35inches)

PLEASE NOTE to review carefully the photos to determine the condition.

Additional information:
Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a French former professional road cyclist with 147 professional victories was nicknamed Le Blaireau (either “the shaving brush” or “the badger”), as he would often do a hairband, thus resembling a shaving brush. He was respected early on in the professional peloton, quickly becoming "the Boss" or "le patron". He is one of only six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, he won the Tour de France in 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985. He came second in 1984 and 1986 and won 28 stages, of which 13 were individual time trials. The other three to have achieved five Tour de France victories are Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain; of these, Hinault is the only one to have finished either first or second in each Tour de France he finished. He remains the last French winner of the Tour de France.

Hinault in 12 years (1975-1986) won the Giro d’Italia in 1980, 1982 and 1985, and the Vuelta a España in 1978 and 1983.

Major victories:
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1977, 1979, 1981)
Critérium International (1978, 1981)
Tour de Romandie (1980)
World Road Race Championships (1980)
National Road Race Championships (1978)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (1977, 1980)
Giro di Lombardia (1979, 1984)
Paris–Roubaix (1981)
La Flèche Wallonne (1979, 1983)
Gent–Wevelgem (1977)
Amstel Gold Race (1981)
Grand Prix des Nations (1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1984)

Super Prestige Pernod International (1979, 80, 81, 82)