How many times did Hinault race Roubaix before his 1981 victory and what did he say after he won?
He did Roubaix only once (won it) and claimed it was a stupid race and vowed to never do it again.
Old School Steel Wuleur Kev McGill emailed the correct answer.
You can say want you want about Hinault but there is absolutely no arguing he was / is the hardest man in cycling history. The only contemporary TdF contender who could come close to winning Roubaix is Cadel. The Moser group thought they had it made in the shade when Hinault crashed. All that did was add a little fuel to his fire and took all the pressure off him.