Miguel Indurain: A life on the Tour de France

Not only is it that exciting time of the cycling year when the Tour de France is approaching it's conclusion, but today also marks the birthday of Laureus Academy Member Miguel Indurain.
Indurain dominated the 'Tour' in the early nineties, famously winning cycling's most prestigious event an incredible five consecutive times from 1991 to 1995.
To mark the day, we take a look at some of our favourite pictures from his remarkable Tour de France career.
Miguel during the early stages of the 1995 Tour de France.
Miguel celebrates as he rides toward Tour victory in 1995
A Spanish fan cheers Miguel on during the 1996 Tour.
 Miguel is cheered up Luz Ardiden by his fans during Stage Twelve of the Tour De France between Cahors and Lourdes. 
Miguel during the 1996 Tour de France. This Tour would be the first he wouldn't win since 1990. It would be his last.
Miguel Digs for some refreshment as he rides in the pack during stage seven from Rennes to Futuroscope during the 1994 Tour.
 Miguel undergoes a medical examination before the start of the 1996 Tour.
Miguel cycling from Saint-Orens de Gameville to Guzet-Neige, a distance of 164km.
Miguel celebrates GC victory for the last time in 1995.
All of these great pictures are copyright Getty Images.

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