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The streamlined perfection of Jacques Anquetil’s riding style, will be etched into the history books forever.  Although his wins were never spectacular, his major tour victories were always carefully planned and steadily ridden. Anquetil was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times (1957, 1961-64). An acknowledged patron of the peloton, he exploited its unique protocols with expert subtlety and gave his winning bonuses to his team mates, granting them the occasional victory, in order to secure the loyalty of the men who would work for him on the most gruelling days of a three-week stage race. In an era when all the top professionals doped, Anquetil believed it would be hypocritical to pretend otherwise. “You can’t ride the Tour de France on mineral water,” he once famously said.

Luxury accommodation in Bright, Bright Velo in central to town and has a beautiful restaurant and whisky/wine bar on the ground level.


  • Queen Bed

  • Large Bathroom 

  • 55inch Samsung TV

  • Private Balcony

  • Hydronic Heating

  • Air Conditioning

  • Non Smoking

  • Netflix TV Service

  • Stan TV Service

  • Guest Laundry

  • Private Library

  • Cinema Room

  • Empire Dining  (Check opening hours)

  • Wine & Whisky Bar (Check opening hours)



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