The hunt for the Yellow Jersey

Portraits of Tour de France winners

During the last 5 years I have been feverishly hunting for wearers of the Yellow Jersey, the most impressive cyclists of all time, the winners of the Tour de France. The intention was to portray all the surviving winners and things progressed well, until Covid-19 intervened. Appointments with Lucien Aimar (Tour '66), Bernard Thévenet (Tour '75 and '77), Bjarne Riis (Tour '96), etc. were canceled in 2020 and postponed to later moments. A work in progress... 
Federico Bahamontes, Tour '59
Federico Bahamontes, Tour '59
Jan Janssen, Tour '68
Jan Janssen, Tour '68
Eddy Merckx, Tour '69, '70, '71, '72 & '74
Eddy Merckx, Tour '69, '70, '71, '72 & '74
Lucien Van Impe, Tour '76
Lucien Van Impe, Tour '76
Bernard Hinault, Tour '78, '79, '81, '82 & '85
Bernard Hinault, Tour '78, '79, '81, '82 & '85
Joop Zoetemelk, Tour '80
Joop Zoetemelk, Tour '80
Laurent Fignon, Tour '83 & '84
Laurent Fignon, Tour '83 & '84
Stephen Roche, Tour '87
Stephen Roche, Tour '87
Pedro Delgado, Tour '88
Pedro Delgado, Tour '88
Miguel Indurain, Tour '91, '92, '93, '94 & '95
Miguel Indurain, Tour '91, '92, '93, '94 & '95
Oscar Pereiro Sio, Tour '06
Oscar Pereiro Sio, Tour '06
Alberto Contador, Tour '07 & '09
Alberto Contador, Tour '07 & '09
Andy Schleck, Tour '10
Andy Schleck, Tour '10
Cadel Evans, Tour '11
Cadel Evans, Tour '11
Bradley Wiggins, Tour '12
Bradley Wiggins, Tour '12
Chris Froome, Tour '13, '15, '16 & '17
Chris Froome, Tour '13, '15, '16 & '17
Vincenzo Nibali, Tour '14
Vincenzo Nibali, Tour '14
Geraint Thomas, Tour '18
Geraint Thomas, Tour '18
Egan Bernal, Tour '19
Egan Bernal, Tour '19

Published in the French magazine L'Equipe Magazine on August 29, 2020

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