Historic Overview Raymond Poulidor

Rider

Overall Rank8
NameRaymond POULIDOR
Country
  France
Date of birth15-Apr-1936 - Masbaraud Mérignat (Limousin)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Raymond Poulidor

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 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 as leader of the general classification in 14 Tours, of which he completed 12. He did win one Grand Tour, the 1964 Vuelta a EspaƱa.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

La Flèche Wallonne 1963
Vuelta a España 1964
Milano - Sanremo 1961
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1964
Tour de France - stages 1962 (1), 1964 (1), 1965 (2), 1966 (1), 1967 (1), 1974 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1969 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1964 (1), 1965 (2), 1967 (1)
More results

Seasons

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 912 39
2. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1575 9
3. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1652 9
4. 1963 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2487 3
5. 1964 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 3128 2
6. 1965 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2345 6
7. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2525 6
8. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2279 4
9. 1968 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1670 10
10. 1969 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2650 6
11. 1970 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1676 17
12. 1971 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1137 35
13. 1972 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2499 5
14. 1973 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1721 14
15. 1974 GAN 2400 6
16. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 964 36
17. 1976 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1919 10
18. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 668 60
Overall: 34207 8