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R.I.P. Raymond Poulidor
Last Post 11/13/2013 01:13 PM by Orange Crush. 7 Replies.
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79pmooney

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11/13/2013 12:54 AM
Eternal 2nd.  6 TDF podiums but never won.  His last podium at age 40 in 1976.  Took 2nd 2 years before 8 minutes behind Eddy Merckx's last win.  Won the Vuelta in '64.  Tour podiums 12 years apart.  Impressive.

This is probably old news here, but I missed it.

Ben
Yo Mike

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11/13/2013 09:38 AM
I had not heard....RIP

http://www.bikeraceinfo.com/photo-galleries/rider-gallery/poulidor-raymond.html

http://tourderivaux.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/jacques-anquetil-and-raymond-poulidor/
Entheo

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11/13/2013 10:06 AM
he's now the Eternal 1st.
winterale

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11/13/2013 11:29 AM
HOAX!! http://en.mediamass.net/people/raymond-poulidor/deathhoax.html

Whew had me scared there.
Keith Richards

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11/13/2013 11:53 AM
Let's go easy on this "Eternal Second" thing with Ray-Ray. Dude had PLENTY of wins. Only thing he never won was LeTour.

Grand Tours
Vuelta a España
General Classification (1964)
4 Stages

Tour de France
7 Stages

Stage races
Critérium International (1964, 1966, 1968, 1971–72)
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1966, 1969)
Paris–Nice (1972–73)

One-day races and Classics
Milan – San Remo (1961)
La Flèche Wallonne (1963)
Grand Prix des Nations (1963)
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
79pmooney

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11/13/2013 12:00 PM
Thanks, winterale. It''m happy to be wrong. I was searching Poulidor's age for the Horner Interview thread when I stumbled on his "recent death" and was suckered like a lot of others.

Ben
zootracer

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11/13/2013 12:25 PM
Still alive and kicking at the ripe old age of 77.
Orange Crush

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11/13/2013 01:13 PM
He better not be dead; I'm pretty sure he'll show on the Pla d'Adet next year.

His son in law had a bit of an eternal second reputation too.
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