Historic Overview Raymond Poulidor

Rider

Overall Rank7
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
Dauphiné Libéré 1966, 1969
G.P. du Midi-Libre 1973
Critérium International 1964, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1972
Tour du Haut-Var 1969
G.P. de Lugano 1963
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)
Dauphiné Libéré - stages 1964 (2), 1966 (1), 1969 (2), 1974 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1963 (1), 1964 (1), 1965 (1), 1966 (1)
Paris - Luxembourg - stages 1963 (1)
More results

Seasons

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1093 35
2. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1886 7
3. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1762 9
4. 1963 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2489 3
5. 1964 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 3076 2
6. 1965 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2361 6
7. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2439 6
8. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2371 4
9. 1968 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1569 11
10. 1969 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2632 4
11. 1970 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1559 17
12. 1971 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1062 38
13. 1972 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2491 5
14. 1973 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1965 11
15. 1974 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2297 6
16. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1014 33
17. 1976 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1951 10
18. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 694 60
Overall: 34711 7