Raymond Poulidor's condition has 'improved significantly'

A close personal friend of Poulidor's provided an update on the 83-year-old's condition

Raymond Poulidor at the 2018 Tour de France presentation (Tim De Waele/Getty)

(Image credit: Corbis via Getty Images)

Raymond Poulidor's condition has "improved significantly", according to a close personal friend of the Tour de France star who was admitted to hospital earlier this week.

The 83-year-old is apparently slowly recovering from treatment according to Bernard Verret, a journalist and long-time friend of Poulidor, who visited him in hospital on Thursday.

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