Induráin, Miguel (Miguel Angel Induráin Larraya) mēgĕl´ äng´khāl ĭndo͞orä´ēn lä´räyä [key], 1964–, Spanish bicycle racer. In a career lasting from 1985 to 1997, he dominated European racing, winning the Tour de France, the sport's best-known competition, five years in row (1991–95), becoming the first to win that many consecutively. Induráin was noted for his leg power and excelled in short time trials; he won the gold medal in the time trial at the 1996 Summer Olympic games.
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