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Historic Overview Raymond Poulidor

Rider

Overall Rank7
NameRaymond POULIDOR
Country
  France
Date of birth15-Apr-1936 - Masbaraud-Mérignat (Limousin)
Date of death13-Nov-2019 - Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Raymond Poulidor

Raymond Poulidor (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɛmɔ̃ pulidɔʁ]; 15 April 1936 – 13 November 2019), nicknamed "Pou-Pou" (pronounced [pu pu]), was a French professional racing cyclist, who rode for Mercier his entire career.

His distinguished career coincided with two other outstanding 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 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 España. Of the eighteen Grand Tours that he entered in his career, he finished in the top 10 fifteen times.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Vuelta a España 1964
Milano - Sanremo 1961
Paris - Nice 1972, 1973
Dauphiné Libéré 1966, 1969
La Flèche Wallonne 1963
G.P. des Nations 1963
Super Prestige Pernod 1964
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1973
Critérium International 1964, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1972
Tour du Haut-Var 1969
G.P. de Lugano 1963
Setmana Catalana 1971
Tour de France - stages 1962 (1), 1964 (1), 1965 (2), 1966 (1), 1967 (1), 1974 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1964 (1), 1965 (2), 1967 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1964 (1), 1966 (1), 1969 (1), 1972 (1)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1964 (2), 1966 (1), 1969 (2), 1974 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1969 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1963 (1), 1964 (1), 1965 (1), 1966 (1)
Paris - Luxembourg - stages 1963 (1)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1968 (1)
Tour du Sud-Est - stages 1960 (1), 1964 (1), 1965 (1)
Setmana Catalana - stages 1972 (1)
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Seasons

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1143 38
2. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2061 5
3. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1872 9
4. 1963 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2772 3
5. 1964 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 3177 2
6. 1965 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2446 6
7. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2515 7
8. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2437 4
9. 1968 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1657 11
10. 1969 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2730 4
11. 1970 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1652 17
12. 1971 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1130 37
13. 1972 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2579 6
14. 1973 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2048 10
15. 1974 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2304 6
16. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1023 34
17. 1976 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1973 10
18. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 715 61
Overall: 36234 7