Tour de France stage 12 remembers Raymond Poulidor – News Shorts


The longest stage of the three-week Tour de France took place on Thursday, 218 kilometers from Chauvigny to Sarran and ended with the first victory for Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) as a professional. He started a 28 kilometer solo break from Suc au May, the final of four moderate and categorized climbs, which was never caught.Around the middle of the stage, the peloton passed through St-Léonard-de-Noblat, the hometown of Raymond Poulidor, former national champion of France and popular competitor in the Tour de France. He passed away at the age of 83 in November of last year and is fondly remembered for finishing eight times on the Tour podium.


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