Raymond Poulidor

Raymond Poulidor

Despite being one of the top cyclists for nearly two decades, Raymond Poulidor never won the Tour de France! Everything seemed to get in his way, including strokes of bad luck and his stifling rivalry with both Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx. Paradoxically, these setbacks made this underdog a legend. Indeed, if there is one field where “Poupou” consistently outdid his opponents, it was in the context of his immense popularity among the public, which is still tangible 40 years later.

Director :
Patrick Jeudy
Producer :
Cie des Phares et Balises
Broadcaster :
France 3
Year :
2015