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Raymond Poulidor

1936 - 2019

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Poulidor has received more than 338,174 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Raymond Poulidor is the 8th most popular cyclist, the 1,600th most popular biography from France (down from 1,296th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular French Cyclist.

Raymond Poulidor is most famous for being a French cyclist who was the runner-up in the Tour de France five times.

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Among cyclists, Raymond Poulidor ranks 8 out of 1,214Before him are Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Maurice Garin, Gino Bartali, Lance Armstrong, and Bernard Hinault. After him are Tom Simpson, Rik Van Looy, Felice Gimondi, Miguel Induráin, Alfredo Binda, and François Faber.

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Among people born in 1936, Raymond Poulidor ranks 90Before him are Don DeLillo, Frank Stella, David Yonggi Cho, Kenneth G. Wilson, Joe D'Amato, and Alan Alda. After him are Nino Castelnuovo, Wilfried Martens, Hideki Shirakawa, Wolf Biermann, Solomon Burke, and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Among people deceased in 2019, Raymond Poulidor ranks 79Before him are Jessye Norman, Godfried Danneels, Tomi Ungerer, John Robert Schrieffer, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, and Isabel Sarli. After him are Valentina Cortese, Jan-Michael Vincent, André Previn, Alan García, Dušan Makavejev, and Mirjana Marković.

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In France

Among people born in France, Raymond Poulidor ranks 1,600 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Pierre Vernant (1914), Michel Debré (1912), Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1817), Kylian Mbappé (1998), Philippe Soupault (1897), and Pierre Levegh (1905). After him are Adela of Normandy (1065), Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier (1742), Marcel Renault (1872), Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491), Louis Le Prince (1841), and Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836).

Among CYCLISTS In France

Among cyclists born in France, Raymond Poulidor ranks 3Before him are Jacques Anquetil (1934) and Bernard Hinault (1954). After him are François Faber (1887), Henri Cornet (1884), Lucien Petit-Breton (1882), Louis Trousselier (1881), René Pottier (1879), Louison Bobet (1925), Laurent Fignon (1960), Octave Lapize (1887), and Henri Pélissier (1889).