- Nov 1, 2002
The pilgrim hats and falling leaves of basil can fuck off
Our buddy Poulidor got his due with an obit in the Economistvery sad to hear about Poulidor - only just found out.
surely the most popular French cyclist ever he finished 2nd in the
Tour de France 3 times and 3rd 5 times in his 14 starts (also a record at the time).
his poor farming origins in Limousin made him a popular cultural icon for hardcore
cycling people in France who were mostly boggers like he was.
in his final Tour in 1976 he got on the podium by a few seconds after a strong ride
in the final TT aged 40.
despite being nicknamed 'The Eternal Second' he had a great palmares inc. -
the 1964 Vuelta, San Remo, Fleche Wallonne, Paris- Nice x2, Dauphine x2,
Criterium International x5 and 7 Tour stages.
he was at his greatest in the mountains but was also a great TT rider.
his name will be forever linked with Anquetil with whom he had a rivalry has echoes
the Bartali / Coppi of a generation earlier.
who you prefered said things about who you yourself were.
as the underdog he was by far more popular than the aloof, calculating Anquetil.
his career also spanned the Merckx years.
he popularity remained after he retired and Raymond has heavily in demand
for media work inc punditry and many adverts and PR work at the Tour.
Raymond's daughter Corinne married Dutch 80's classics star and cyclocross
great Adri van der Poel and their son is 2019 Amstel Gold winner (among many other wins)
is Mathieu van der Poel.
the three generations were featured in a memorable bike advert which the
side of me which makes me type these things loved.
i knew Poulidor was getting old but i didn't expected this.
apparently he has been in hospital for two months with heart problems.
stay tuned i'll find some good links of him.
Fuckin love the goal celebration for Korea's first goal, another Korean runs in, boots the ball back into the net, and then falls into the net himself, amazing! AND ANOTHER!!Janich's final cap came @ Middlesbrough in 1966
against North Korea - Pak Do Ik !
key moment in the match was the captain being stretched off.
Giacomo Bulgarelli (also a Bologna Legend) fouls a Korean
player and is injured.
the Italians who have to continue with ten go into a panic.
no substitutions were permitted at the time.
for the record Bulgarelli was 5"10. the Koreans were all little guys.
I saw them making a Sesame Street in Washington Sq on the way into work.LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut,...apnews.com
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