French cyclist Henry Anglade dies at 89

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French cyclist Henry Anglade, who competed against some of the sport’s biggest names in the 1950s and 1960s, died last week. He was 89.

Anglade was born in 1933 and raced from 1957 to 1967 for teams like Liberia, Pelforth-Sauvage and Mercier-BP. He died in a Lyon hospital on November 10, reported L’Equipe.

Anglade rode 10 editions of the Tour de France, finishing second to Federico Bahamontes in 1959. The French cyclists reportedly raced against Anglade, who was seen as a growing threat, and allowed Bahamontes to take victory.

nicknamed Napoleon due to his combative nature, he also wore the yellow jersey for two days in 1960 and finished eighth overall. He was twice as fourth in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

Twice French national champion, his greatest victory came with the overall at the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré in 1959. His career ended after a back injury.

In retirement, he worked in various fields and briefly managed a professional team in the 1970s.

He took up the artisan stained glass trade and created a window in the so-called cycle chapel in Notre Dame des Cyclistes in Labastide-d’Armagnac.

Riders of the 1964 Tour, from left to right, Poulidor, Simpson, De Roo, Hoevenaars, Bahamontes, Anglade and Piñera. (Photo: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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