Bernard Hinault

Le Capitaine de Cycle Zydeco 2018

Bernard Hinault is a five-time Tour de France champion, and the winner of multiple Vuelta a España and Giro d'Italia tours. Mr. Hinault will participate in the 2018 Cycle Zydeco as the first ever capitaine de Cycle Zydeco. We will also host a fundraiser for Mr. Hinault's charity, Les Souffles D'Espoir, which raises money for the "Eugène-Marquis" cancer center in Rennes, France. Mr. Hinault will be attending Cycle Zydeco as part of a partnership between TRAIL, the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission, and Breizh Amerika to create a deeper connection between the regions of Brittany and Acadiana.

Hinault is known for his aggressive, attacking riding style, best summarized in his quote, "as long as I breathe, I attack." Once Mr. Hinault arrives in South Louisiana, we are hoping he will say "as long as I breathe, I Zydeco!"