1991-1995: The Indurain years
Miguel Indurain became a part of cycling history by winning five Tour de France races in a row, from 1991 to 1995 (Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx had all won five times but not consecutively).
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He is the only rider in history to have won the Giro and the Tour de France the same year twice in a row.
Indurain was an exceptionally strong on the flat rider, a time-trial specialist (he was world champion in 1995 then Olympic champion in 1996 in time-trial), he broke the hour-world-record in 1994 at the Bordeaux Vélodrome.