[CR]Pou Pou: alive and well


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From: jack bissell <jack_bissell@mac.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Pou Pou: alive and well
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 21:59:42 -0700 (PDT)

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?

On Thursday, Sep 12, 2002, at 09:21PM, <CYCLESTORE@aol.com> wrote:
>
>In a message dated 9/12/02 11:05:15 PM,
>classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org writes:
>
><< Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:55:31 -0500
>From: The Maaslands <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
>To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]Raymond Poulidor bike from the 70's
>
>On German Ebay, there is a Reynolds 531 Raymond Poulidor bike for sale. Not
>overly exciting but interesting nonetheless.:
>http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1857735204
>
>Steven Maasland
>Moorestown, NJ >>
>
>How is old Raymond anyway? I haven't seen him in ages. What is he up to
>these days. He was at Jacques funeral but not so much in the public eye.
>
>Regards,
>
>Gilbert Anderson
>
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