Saturday, April 14, 2007

Bad Asses of Paris Roubaix Vol. 8

Bernard "The Badger" Hinault

Hinault came out of the womb with a wry smirk and domineering disposition. He was perhaps cycling's most renowned bad ass. And, the last dude to win one day classics, grand tours, and world championships. Will we ever see a rider challenge the best in all of cycling's great disciplines? I doubt it. Shame...
Anyway, enough waxing nostalgic. Hinault won PR in 1981 and then ripped the race organizers in a tirade and comparing the race to a piece of shit (rough translation). Hinault also quite famously said "As long as I breathe, I attack." A bad ass with the moxy to back it up.

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