Once upon a time there was a world championship to decide who was the fastest animal between a lion, an eagle, a duck and a crocodile.

The first round was on the land and lion won, with the duck second and then crocodile and the eagle in last place.

In the water round the crocodile was the fastest with the duck second, third place for the lion and the eagle was last.

In the air round the eagle was the fastest, the duck was second, lion third and the croc was last.

The duck was the fastest animal in the world because he finished second three times.

This is the way French TV try to explain how “eternal second” Raymond Poulidor wins the 1965 “Yellow Trophy” for the best rider of the season.

From the ina.fr archives