The funeral carrier for Raymond Poulidor, who died on Wednesday, will happen subsequent Tuesday in his house the city of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat close to Limoges in central west France.
Poulidor, referred to as the ‘Everlasting 2nd’ after completing at the podium of the Excursion de France 8 occasions with out ever successful it, died within the early hours of Wednesday morning after a two-month spell in clinic. He was once 83 years previous.
The times since were ruled by way of an outpouring of tributes from the biking international, underlining how respected the Frenchman was once all the way through the biking international.
French newspaper L’Equipe devoted Thursday’s entrance web page and 16 pages to Poulidor, remembering Poupoularité – how his title turned into synonymous with completing 2d, his well-known duels with Jacques Anquetil after which Eddy Merckx, and particularly his love for assembly the individuals who admired his combating spirit.
His funeral will happen on Tuesday November 19 at 10am on the UNESCO-listed Saint-Léonard church in his homeland in central France, in keeping with French information company AFP.
The village mayor, Alain Darbon, advised AFP the rite could be open to the general public, with plans to erect a large display given the gang that is anticipated to end up for most likely France’s most well liked bicycle owner. Many former riders and figures from the biking neighborhood also are anticipated to wait, together with Poulidor’s grandson Mathieu and David van der Poel.
Darbon stated Poulidor’s circle of relatives had agreed that enthusiasts of Poulidor could be welcome and would have the ability to carry plant life or plaques.
There can also be a tribute to Poulidor all through subsequent 12 months’s Excursion de France, when level 12 passes by way of the village of four,700 population.