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]; born 15 April 1936 – died 13 November 2019), nicknamed "Pou-Pou" (pronounced [pu pu]), was a French professional racing cyclist, 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 España.

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)
More results

Seasons

Raymond Poulidor - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1960 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1141 38
2. 1961 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2057 5
3. 1962 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1870 9
4. 1963 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2766 3
5. 1964 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 3173 2
6. 1965 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2443 6
7. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2513 6
8. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2428 4
9. 1968 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 1656 11
10. 1969 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 2722 4
11. 1970 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1650 17
12. 1971 Fagor - Mercier - Hutchinson 1129 37
13. 1972 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2574 6
14. 1973 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2048 10
15. 1974 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 2303 6
16. 1975 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1023 34
17. 1976 GAN - Mercier - Hutchinson 1973 10
18. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 714 61
Overall: 36183 7