TDF 2002, Raymond Poulidor

Words and pictures by Charlie Dean.

Raymond Poulidor
Raymond Poulidor

During the 2002 Tour Andy & I had passes for the starting Village.

Raymond Poulidor, famous for never quite winning the tour, was signing photos etc.

I queued to meet him but when it came to my turn, even though I was in lycra AND used my best school-boy French to tell him that Middlesex was actually a region of England, he was really unsure and refused to write a word that included 'SEX', hence his words are to the "The Club".
Raymond Poulidor and Charlie, 273KB
Raymond Poulidor and Charlie