French sporting icons Yannick Noah & Bernard Hinault welcoming back
Le Coq Sportif!
The exciting 2012 Tour de France route was presented today along with an old favorite...
Le Coq Sportif returns as the official jersey. Magnifique! The French icon clothing manufactuer first supplied team jerseys at the 1951 Tour.
Bernard Hinault and French tennis great, Yannick Noah presented the new yellow jersey. I'm reading, Slaying The Badger by Richard Moore and interestingly these two French champions were the last of their kind. Yannick Noah was the last Frenchman to win the French Open in 1983 and Hinault was the last time a French rider won Le Tour in 1985.
Both men, sporting icons from the eighties looked pumped and showcased the new yellow jersey. Yannick Noah is a popular singer and of course, Bernard Hinault works with the Tour de France organization.
Two French icons, bringing back a true French sporting icon... something worth to crow about!
Tour icons wearing Le Coq...
1951 Tour winner, Hugo Koblet and Abdel-Keder Zaaf (66th overall).