'He will have to ride the Tour de France in future' says Mathieu van der Poel's grandfather Raymond Poulidor

Poulidor, a three-time Tour runner-up, says Van der Poel is better than him and his father Adrie

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The Tour de France will have to be on Mathieu van der Poel's programme in the future, says his grandfather and three-time Tour runner-up Raymond Poulidor.

Frenchman Poulidor, who placed second in 1964, 1965 and 1974, is as blown away by his grandson as the rest of the cycling world.

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