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Legend of cycling,at the age of 83, has also made a place for himself in the French language. Because his surname has long been the subject of an antonomasis, a figure by which a proper name is used as a common name (a harpagon for a miser, for example). In everyday language, a Poulidor is an eternal second, regardless of the field.
Heat wave, cold peak: what does the perceived temperature mean?
© Reuters L'ANTISECHE - Politics, sport, geography, science, history ... Every day, we wonder about an essential concept to understand current events, even if it is a question that we do not dare necessarily ask ... Find our cheat sheet every evening in our newsletter the Journal of tomorrow. What does the expression "felt temperature" mean? This is an expression used by Météo France, usually during heat or cold peaks in the country.
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Negative? Not totally, because you have to add a very French popular dimension that makes you appear more sympathetic than the winner. In short, the magnificent loser adored by all.
The myth was born from the champion's eight podiums on the Tour de France (2nd in 1964, 1965 and 1974; 3rd in 1962, 1966, 1969, 1972 and 1976) and from the fact that he never wore the yellow jersey . We can add his four podiums at the Worlds (2nd in 1974; 3rd in 1961, 1964 and 1966).
But Poulidor is also 189 successes including Milan-San Remo 1961, the Flèche wallonne 1963, two Paris-Nice (1972, 1973), two Critériums du Dauphiné (1966, 1969) ), seven stages of the Tour and four of the Vuelta, which he won in 1964.
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