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Hinault in a nutshell

Bernard Hinault, born November 14, 1954 in Yffiniac (Côtes-d’Armor), is a French cyclist, professional from 1975 to 1986. Nicknamed “The Badger”, he dominated international cycling between 1978 and 1986, achieving 216 victories, including 144 outside the criteria. He is the third rider to win the Tour de France five times (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985), after Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx. In eight participations he won twenty-eight stages. He also won the Giro d’Italia three times and the Vuelta a España twice. He also has a world title on the road on his list.

B. Hinault’s Awards

  • 1980 Road World Champion
  • 1978 French Road Champion
  • 5 Tour de France 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1985
  • 3 Giro d’Italia 1980, 1982 and 1985
  • 2 Vuelta a España 1978 and 1983
  • Liège-Bastogne-Liège 1977 and 1980
  • Tour of Lombardy 1979 and 1984
  • Paris-Roubaix 1981
  • Ghent-Wevelgem 1977
  • Walloon Arrow 1979 and 1983
  • 1981 Amstel Gold Race
  • Criterium du Dauphiné 1977, 1979 and 1981
  • Tour de Romandie 1980

Official Collection of NFT Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault launches his first official NFT collection, designed by illustrator Greg, to celebrate his 5 Tour de France victories. The international cycling champion is now writing history

by entering the virtual world of the metaverse. For the occasion, Bernard Hinault has chosen his friend, the famous illustrator Greg, to create exclusively his first official NFT collection with 5 digital works celebrating each of his Tour de France victories. The auction of these NFTs will be launched on July 23 on the Opensea platform (https://opensea.io/collection/hinaultnftofficial).

© B.Hinault/Greg

Only 156 tokens available to live a unique experience with Bernard Hinault.

Bernard Hinault is the third rider to have won the Tour de France 5 times, after Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx. He is considered one of the greatest cyclists of all time. With his collection of NFTs, he invites all cycling enthusiasts to take part in an exceptional adventure. First, because they will have an avatar and a precious work of art drawn by an artist who is a reference in the world of sports illustration. Then, because they have access to incredible experiences to share with the French cycling legend.

NFT of the 40th anniversary of Bernard Hinault’s victory in the 1982 Tour de France

In particular, an auction will allow to win the one and only NFT of the 40th anniversary of Bernard Hinault’s victory at the 1982 Tour de France.

The lucky owner of this model gets:

  • A framed lithograph signed by Bernard Hinault and Greg;
  • As well as an afternoon with Bernard Hinault including lunch/discussion and a private bike ride.

Other experiences will be offered to buyers of other NFTs in the collection:

  • 15 min in video “one on one” with Bernard Hinault for the buyers of the five NFT “Tour de France 1978”,
  • personalized signatures for the holders of the fifty NFT “Tour de France 1979″…

Bernard Hinault NFTs will be minted on the Opensea platform (primary and secondary market) on July 23, 2022.

A portion of the proceeds go to the fight against cancer

Following the model of the philanthropic organization for the protection of the environment “1% for the planet”, Bernard Hinault, very involved in the fight against cancer and sponsor of the association Souffles d’espoir CLC, will donate 1% of product sales from its NFTs on behalf of the Eugène Marquis Center in Rennes.

Greg, graphic designer and illustrator

Graphic designer and illustrator, the artist Greg visits, with a vintage and modern style at the same time, the history of sports and its legends. Greg is considered the benchmark for sports illustrations in Europe and is published by Solar Éditions. He is the author of several books, including:

  • “The Comic Legend of Bernard Hinault” (2016);
  • “PSG, the Legendary 11” (2018);
  • “The Yellow Jersey Encyclopedia” with L’Équipe (2019);
  • “The Ballon d’Or Encyclopedia” with France Football (2020);
  • “Cycling Legends. Small and Big Stories from the Giants of the Road” (2020);
  • “900 jerseys from 50 legendary cyclists”, co-published by Solar Éditions/Legend Éditions (2021);
© B.Hinault/Greg

Since 2018, Greg has regularly signed artistic collaborations with prestigious international sports brands: Le Coq Sportif Japan for the 100th anniversary of the Yellow Jersey in 2019, PSG, Lacoste (Live mural during Roland Garros 2020), French Olympic team ( Mural of all French medalists on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games), Renault Monde (celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 4L and the 50th anniversary of the R5 in 2022)…

Since 2021, Greg has been mainly interested in the world of Digital Art and NFTs. In May 2022, he launched his own collection on the Opensea sales platform. Close to many professional athletes (cyclists, football players, tennis players) he then came up with the idea of ​​making NFTs with sports stars under official license.

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