For vintage bike lovers, there are really only four contenders. This is for those yet to have the pleasure of watching these films. Continue reading The Best Cycling Film Ever?
A no-brainer, you might say. It was Jacques Anquetil, surely. Or was it? Continue reading The Best Cyclist Ever (apart from Eddy Merckx!)
What a Question!
It is said that Raymond Poulidor was unfortunate in that his career coincided with Jacques Anquetil for the first half and Eddy Merckx in the second. But how unfortunate was he in reality?
He was dubbed the “Eternal Second” as a result of coming off worse in so many of his encounters with Anquetil and Merckx, and he was always portrayed as less sophisticated than the somewhat débonnaire Jacques Anquetil (although they were both farm boys). However, he was very popular with the French public and, it is said, made more money than Anquetil as a result, and also invested it more wisely… and is still in high demand! Continue reading Poor Old Poulidor?