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1981 Tour de France 🇫🇷 Bernard Hinault riding style: "I race to win, not to please people". #bernardhinault #gitane #cyclesgitane #steelisreal #renaultelf #tourdefrance #maillotjaune #vintagebike #retrobike #cyclingjersey

It is starting to get cold in Europe...end of September in Paris 🤨 The team car during a training ride as Marc Madiot, right, decides to stretch his legs. #gitane #cyclesgitane #renaultelf #vintagebike

Let it begin... 🇫🇷 Keep the soul OR NOT? 🤔 New paint OR NOT? 🤔 Fully restored? 🤔 The Gitane Profil will be fully equipped Super Record Campagnolo except the original Mavic hubs in 24 holes... #gitane #cyclesgitane #mavicwheels #renaultelf #campagnolosuperrecord #reynolds531 #steelisreal #singlespeed #fixie #vintagebike #framebuilder #vintagebikeparts #thegoldenage

Beyond the dream, the Gitane Profil presented to the press in April 1979! 💥🇫🇷💪 The Cycles Gitane under the control of the Regie Renault, and through Cyrille Guimard (Director of Ports Gitane), hired costly research based on advanced studies aerodynamics in the wind tunnel l’Ecole Saint-Cyr, to develop a machine called the Profil. In the prologue of the Tour 1979, Fleurance (5km), in the first stage (87.45km) against the clock by teams Captieux-Bordeaux, Bernard Hinault use this wonderful prototype. #gitane #cyclesgitane #reynolds531 #bernardhinault #renault #renaultelf #renaultelfgitane #steelisreal #singlespeed #fixie #vintagebike

In 1979 Renault and Gitane produced the Profil, the first roadracing bike with aerodynamic features such as concealed cables, front brake hidden behind the fork, and flattened tubes, which are now common across the industry. 🇫🇷💥#cyclesgitane #gitane #steelisreal #reynolds #reynolds531 #bernardhinault #cyrilleguimard #renaultelf #renaultelfgitane #singlespeed #fixie #maillotjaune #tourdefrance #lecoqsportif

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146. I love the team time trial & was fortunate to compete in the disciple many times, albeit at the state championship & collegiate regional & national level. It is brutally hard but in my mind incomparably beautiful & I can’t wait for tomorrow’s world championship in this discipline. The first images & reports of this event came to me from the pages of “Winning” & their coverage of the Tour de France which, during the late 70s & all through the 80s, always included a team test & occasionally even two. Peter Posts TI-Raleigh squad OWNED the event during their 1977 to 1983 heyday, captained by Jan Raas & Gertie Knetemann. In 1984, though, Fignon & Lemonds Renault-Elf squad defeated the “new” Post Panasonic juggernaut (still on Raleigh’s) w stalwart Henk Lubberding, Dutchman Theo DeRooy, & my hero Phil Anderson here on the front by just four seconds. My coach Brian Davis (see previous post), had my friend Topher Downham & I study this photo Long & hard, “See how hard they’re going?” I did, I still do, & I LOVE IT! #classiccycling #cyclinglegend #tourdefrance #philanderson #teamtimetrial #laurentfignon #theoderooij #henklubberding #renaultelf

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