Happy birthday to Jean-Rene Bernaudeau who was born on this day in 1956.
The French rider is best known for finishing 3rd in the 1978 Vuelta a Espana behind Bernard Hinault of France and Jose Pesarrodona of Spain. In addition, Bernaudeau was also 3rd in the 1979 World Championship Road Race behind Jan Raas of Holland and Dietrich Thurau of Germany.
Bernaudau also won several lesser known races throughout the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, such as Gran Prix du Midi Libre in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983, Paris-Bourges in 1979, Route du Sud 1981, Tour de Vendee in 1977 and 1981, Tour du Tarn in 1981, Tour de Lorraine in 1982, Grand Prix de Monaco in 1981 and the Bol d’Or des Monédières in 1983.
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