Raymond Poulidor, 76 today.
‘The eternal second’ Pou-Pou started 14 Tours, finished 12 of them, came second 3 times, third 5 times and rode his last one aged 40! How this man never managed to wear the yellow jersey, even once, is a mystery!?!
Probably one of, if not THE most iconic shot of Pou-Pou’s career? Battling Anquetil on the Puy-de-Dôme volcano in the 1964 Tour. He may have spent a lot of his cycling life playing second fiddle to various adversaries but he definitely wasn’t a pushover!
For consistency and longevity…? The Maillot Jaune!!!