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
Paris - Nice 1972, 1973
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)
Paris - Nice - stages 1964 (1), 1966 (1), 1969 (1), 1972 (1)
More results

Seasons

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 898 42
2. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1673 9
3. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1651 9
4. 1963 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2465 3
5. 1964 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 3009 2
6. 1965 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2298 6
7. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2404 6
8. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2215 4
9. 1968 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1573 10
10. 1969 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2464 6
11. 1970 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1559 17
12. 1971 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1057 35
13. 1972 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2324 5
14. 1973 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1624 14
15. 1974 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2232 6
16. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 897 37
17. 1976 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1785 11
18. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 624 61
Overall: 32752 8