jack bissell wrote:
> My favorite racer, besides Major Taylor...On his deathbed Anquetil told him, "Once again Raymond, you will finish behind me."
> Raymond Poulidor appears at each TdF--more and more he's a god over there.
> Rightly so, as no other French rider ever has had the class he did.
> I loathe the 'Eternal Second' nickname assigned to him-- (far worse, even than 'Pou Pou').
> Milan-San Remo, the Vuelta, a slew of French championships, owning the Gran Prix des Nations, many Tour stages, always winning or finishing high in the Prestige Pernod, a record up Col d'Eze (ahead of Merckx) that lasted until the well into the '90s...all the more illustrious that he was beating the very best.
> Jack Bissell
> wishing I could go down to Le Tabac and drink Pastis with old French guys in Tucson, Az
> p.s. and Jacky Durand is called DuDu--what's up with these nicknames?
Whatever do you mean, JacJac?
While I was cycling around the Lore Valley the other year people where calling out, "Allez, allez ChuChu!"
Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal