1985 Tour de France Podium Pennant

$90.00

Authentic 1985 Tour de France Podium Pennant. These pennants were used at the race and also given to select VIP’s who visited the race.

1985 was Bernard Hinault’s fifth Tour de France victory equaling the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx.  Hinault held the race win by only 1’42” over teammate, Greg Lemond.

In 1985, Bernard Hinault would attempt to equal the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx who had each won the Tour de France five times. Hinault was unable to compete in 1983. In 1984 Hinault had finished second to Laurent Fignon and was threatened by Greg Lemond who ended in the third position on the final podium. In order to ensure the best support, Hinault’s La Vie Claire team recruited LeMond for the 1985 tour. In return for his support, Hinault promised on television that he would support LeMond the following year in the 1986 Tour de France.

Despite crashing on a fast descent and riding with black eyes due to his injuries, Hinault won the 1985 Tour and publicly again stated his promise to help LeMond the following year.

Size: 26 x 29.5 cm (10 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches)

This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition,