Raymond Poulidor riding with Francisco Galdos, Santiago Lazcano, Andres Gandarias & Lucien Van Impe; a fantastic image of the group chasing Eddy Merckx and Roger Pingeon on Stage 9 of the 1969 Tour de France. The group was not successful in catching the two leaders and finished 1′ 33′ back at the finish. Stage 9 was a 111 km mountain stage from Thonon-les-Bains to Chamonix that went over the Col de la Forclaz and Les Montets climbs.
While his nickname “the eternal second” fit the Tour de France, he had a career stacked with legendary victories: 1961 Milan–San Remo, 1963 La Flèche Wallonne, 1963 Grand Prix des Nations, 1964 Vuelta a España, Critérium International (1964, 1966, 1968, 1971–72), Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1966, 1969), Paris–Nice (1972–73), and 7 stage wins at the Tour de France. What a rider!
Photo Size: 7 x 5 inches (18 x 13 cm)
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