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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Poulidor has received more than 314,536 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Raymond Poulidor is the 8th most popular cyclist (down from 6th in 2019), the 1,299th most popular biography from France (down from 1,022nd 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 1,212Before him are Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Gino Bartali, Maurice Garin, Tom Simpson, and Bernard Hinault. After him are Miguel Induráin, Lance Armstrong, Rik Van Looy, Federico Bahamontes, Henri Cornet, and Charly Gaul.

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Among people born in 1936, Raymond Poulidor ranks 67Before him are Valerie Solanas, Dražan Jerković, Christine Nöstlinger, Alan Alda, Joaquín Peiró, and Alan J. Heeger. After him are Denny Hulme, Paul L. Smith, Sylvia Browne, Jair Marinho, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, and Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Among people deceased in 2019, Raymond Poulidor ranks 65Before him are Alicia Alonso, Roger Etchegaray, Zhores Alferov, Sydney Brenner, Demetris Christofias, and Ginger Baker. After him are Michel Serres, Godfried Danneels, Yury Luzhkov, André Previn, Lee Iacocca, and Max Wright.

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In France

Among people born in France, Raymond Poulidor ranks 1,299 out of 5,234Before him are Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661), Aegidius (450), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), and Paul Gachet (1828). After him are Robert de Sorbon (1201), Joseph Bédier (1864), Everard des Barres (1113), Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), Alain de Lille (1117), and Isabella of Bourbon (1437).

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 Henri Cornet (1884), Lucien Petit-Breton (1882), François Faber (1887), Louison Bobet (1925), Louis Trousselier (1881), René Pottier (1879), Octave Lapize (1887), Laurent Fignon (1960), and Roger Walkowiak (1927).