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Last Updated: Friday, 25 June 2004, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Tour de France's greatest winners

Jacques Anquetil after the Paris-Nice race

Jacques Anquetil's fourth win in a row in 1964, added to his 1957 success, made him the first five-time victor in the race

Belgian Eddy Merckx rides during the Tour de France

Eddy Merckx of Belgium was the second man to secure five Tour de France victories, winning from 1969-72 then again in 1974

Bernard Hinault rides during the 1986 World Cycling Championships

Bernard Hinault won his first Tour in 1978 and his fifth in 1985 and the Frenchman is now a member of the race's staff

Miguel Indurain of Spain rides during the 1993 Tour de France

Spain's Miguel Indurain claimed his third victory in as many years in 1993

Miguel Indurain smiles as he rides in the 1994 Tour de France

A fourth Tour success in a row in 1994 saw Indurain equal Anquetil's sequence of victories

Miguel Indurain celebrates winning the 1995 Tour de France, where he claimed his fifth victory in the race

Indurain claimed his fifth Tour in 1995, only the fourth rider to achieve the mark and the first to win five consecutive Tours

Lance Armstrong celebrates winning his fourth Tour de France title in 2002

Lance Armstrong will be aiming to become the first rider to win a sixth Tour de France in 2004



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