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The French cycling legend Raymond Poulidor dies at the age of 83

The world of cycling is mourned after hearing the death of the French runner Raymond Poulidor at the age of 83.

According to Okdiario, the French cyclist Raymond Poulidor He has died at the age of 83 years in the town of Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, the town near Limoges where he has lived all his life. Since last October 8 was admitted by a "state of fatigue."

One of his last appearances was at the World Cup held in Yorkshire. He traveled to England to see his grandson, the Dutch cyclist Mathieu Van der Poel, one of the main favorites of the test, although finally the gold winner was Pedersen.

Poulidor was a fundamental figure of cycling in the decade of the 60. In his medal list there is a Tour of Spain (1964), a Milan-San Remo (1961), the Walloon Arrow (1963), the double in the Dauphiné (1966 and 1969) and two victories in Paris-Nice (1972 and 1973 ), although he was never able to win the Tour de France.

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