Each jersey is one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.
This jersey came from the Anquetil family and includes the stamped signature his wife used to respond to fan mail. The jersey came out of the closet at the Anquetil home and was authenticated by Anquteil’s wife Janine.
Jacques Anquetil was the first great super champion of the Tour de France winning five times in 1957, and 1961-1964. Anquetil’s many victories were built on his incredible skill and strength in the time-trial which earned him the nickname “Monsieur Chrono”. His first professional victory was at the Grand Prix des Nations in 1952, the most prestigious race against the clock in cycling. He went on to win the Grand Prix des Nations nine times. In 1956 Anquetil broke the hour record, which Fausto Coppi had held for 14 years.
At the 1960 Giro d’Italia Anquetil again lit up the roads with a time trial that would have set an hour record if it had been on a track. He went on to become the first Frenchman to win the Giro. Still at the top of form, he started the 1961 Tour de France by announcing he would lead the Tour from the first day to the last, which he did. Anquetil would again win the Giro in 1964 along with winning the Vuelta a España in 1963. Along with being to first to win the Tour de France five times, he was the first rider to win all three Grand Tours.
Anquetil rode for the Bic cycling team in 1967, 1968 & 1969. Bic sponsored the team from 1967 to 1974.
This jersey features flocked lettering and the classic Bic orange and white color scheme.
Chest: 16 inches / 41 cm (32 inches / 82 cm measured armpit to armpit)
Length: 24 in / 61 cm
This jersey does have holes, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.
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