Bernard Thevenet was born on January 10, 1948.
The French rider won the 1975 Tour de France in front of Belgians Eddy Merckx and Lucien Van Impe. This stopped Eddy Merckx’s string of five victories in the race.
Thevenet also won the 1977 Tour de France in front of Hennie Kuiper of Holland and Lucien Van Impe of Belgium.
In addition, Thevenet was 2nd to Luis Ocana of Spain in the 1973 Tour de France.