Jacques Anquetil & Ercole Baldini, Grand Prix Campari, Original Vintage Press Photograph


Ercole Baldini and Jacques Anquetil confer prior to the start of the GP Campari.  Anquetil won the Time Trial in Lugano on the very rainy day.

Jacques Anquetil was the first rider to win the Tour de France five times and is still one of only four riders to complete the stunning record. Anquetil won the Tour de France in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964. He won the Giro d’Italia in both 1960 and 1964 and the Vuelta a Espana in 1963. He is one of only six cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours. Anquetil won eight Grand Tours in his career, which was a record when he retired and has only since been surpassed by Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault.

Anquetil stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the yellow jersey on day one and wear it all through the tour, a tall order with two previous winners in the field—Charly Gaul and Federico Bahamontes—but he did it. His victories in stage races such as the Tour were built on an exceptional ability to ride alone against the clock in individual time trial stages, which lent him the name “Monsieur Chrono”.

Original Vintage Press Photograph

Size: 12 x 18.5 cm (4.75 x 7.25 in)

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Ercole Baldini

Ercole Baldini (born 26 January 1933) is a retired Italian cyclist. As an amateur, he won an Olympic gold medal in the road race and the world title in the individual pursuit on the track, both in 1956. Next year he turned professional, and in 1958 won the world title in the road race and the Giro d’Italia. He continued competing on the track and won bronze medals in the individual pursuit at the world championships of 1960 and 1964.

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