There were better professional cyclists than Bernard Hinault (albeit not many), but none had a better nickname than “The Badger.” He is quoted as having once said “as long as I still breathe, I attack,” and judging from his temperament, the 57-year-old Hinault is staying true to his word. Joyeux anniversaire, Le Blaireau.

There were better professional cyclists than Bernard Hinault (albeit not many), but none had a better nickname than “The Badger.” He is quoted as having once said “as long as I still breathe, I attack,” and judging from his temperament, the 57-year-old Hinault is staying true to his word. Joyeux anniversaire, Le Blaireau.