Poulidor was seen as a 'real face of cycling' in France as a result of hard-working attitude and wealth of victories
The accolades continue to pour in for 19-year-old Evenepoel, who became the youngest rider in the modern era to win a major one-day classic Saturday.
When a bike appears with both Ernesto Colnago and Eddy Merckx's name on it, it draws far more attention than the state-of-the-art superbikes ridden by those racing today.
With Mark Cavendish's chances of matching Belgian's 34 Tour de France stage wins looking slim, Eddy Merckx's prowess is being given a new lease of life.
Chris Froome said on Saturday it was an "honour" to be mentioned in the same breath as Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.