Jacques Anquetil, one of the most remarkable and colourful characters in cycling history, died thirty years ago this year. Together with Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi, this ‘campionissimo’ completes the holy trinity of romantic post-war cycling. This book collects the finest images from the most extraordinary period of sports photography. In fifteen brief chapters, you’ll learn why Jacques Anquetil should rightly be viewed as one of the most important riders in the history of cycling.
First-hand testimonies by Eddy Merckx, Rik van Looy, Raymond Poulidor, Raphaël Géminiani and André Darrigade contribute to his legend. This book, which is printed by die Keure, is the first in a series on cycling heroes from the sport’s glory days.