Historic Overview Raymond Poulidor

Rider

Overall Rank6
NameRaymond POULIDOR
Country
  France
Date of birth15-Apr-1936 - Masbaraud Mérignat (Limousin)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1960 Mercier 820 41
2. 1961 Mercier 1427 11
3. 1962 Mercier 1559 9
4. 1963 Mercier 2391 3
5. 1964 Mercier 3128 2
6. 1965 Mercier 2345 5
7. 1966 Mercier 2525 5
8. 1967 Mercier 2204 4
9. 1968 Mercier 1670 10
10. 1969 Mercier 2650 5
11. 1970 Fagor 1676 16
12. 1971 Fagor 1137 32
13. 1972 GAN 2499 4
14. 1973 GAN 1721 14
15. 1974 GAN 2397 5
16. 1975 GAN 964 36
17. 1976 GAN 1919 10
18. 1977 Miko 668 57
Overall: 33700 6

Biography

Raymond Poulidor (born 15 April 1936), nicknamed "Pou-Pou", is a French former professional bicycle racer, who rode for Mercier his entire career.

His career was distinguished, despite coinciding with two great riders - Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx. This underdog position may have been the reason Poulidor was a favourite of the public. He was known as the "The Eternal Second", because he never won the Tour de France despite finishing in second place three times, and in third place five times (including his final Tour at the age of 40). Despite his consistency, he never once wore the yellow jersey in 14 Tours, of which he completed 12. In 2008 Jean-Joseph Sanfourche commissioned a thank Mr. Poulidor lithography, he handed to Raymond Poulidor, in Saint Leonard de Noblat.

source - Wikipedia