Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    I am a lonely visitor RegularGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
    My Bikes
    Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.
    Posts
    2,630
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Victor Hugo Pena

    Looking back over the '03 TdF, I can recall so many great moments. I've decided that VHP's brief stint in yellow is probably my favorite story from the Centenary Tour. As the Posties crossed the finish line for the Team Time Trial, Lance asked Pena "What color jersey do you want?"

    In an interview before the TTT, Pena was asked about the possibility of wearing yellow. His answer was essentially "The boss (Lance) says it's OK, so it's OK." Pena is such a faithful domestique that some of the tifosi were upset to see the yellow jersey fetching water bottles from the team car.

    To be the first Columbian to wear the yellow jersey, and to do so on the eve of his 29th birthday, makes VHP's Tour performance the more wonderful. His face as he donned the maillot jaune was a textbook illustration of ecstasy.

    Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr

  2. #2
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,631
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh yeah.
    I've even voted for him in the clif Bar domestique of
    the year.
    That was a hard one because I really think Chechu did
    tons for Lance this year.
    But VHP in the mailliot Jaunne was great.

    Marty
    Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  3. #3
    Guest
    Guest
    Who won as best Clif Bar domestique?

  4. #4
    Lance Hater Laggard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    4,316
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Koffee Brown
    Who won as best Clif Bar domestique?
    Rubiera currently has 33%.

    Heras and Hincapie are second at 22%

  5. #5
    Sneaky Slow pgreene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i voted for hincapie. he was an animal in the TTT, and huge on the low (and even middle) slopes of the mountains. he's getting to be a better and better climber each year. plus, he lives in greenville, where i am right now. gotta cheer for the local boy.

  6. #6
    Tour DAY France Random's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Headwind, Indiana
    Posts
    168
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not to highjack this thread, well at least not too much, I also voted for Hincapie early into the tour. After seeing Chechu working like an animal and coming back for more time and again, I really wanted to change my vote.

  7. #7
    XtraSuperPlatinumMember spexy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Regular guy,

    I think Pena's glory was soon shrouded by the wildness in the mountains, but thanks for reminding me. It WAS cool to see him in yellow, though I would have liked to see a veteran like Ekimov in it too.

    WHAT A TOUR (sigh)

  8. #8
    FOG
    FOG is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Annapolis, MD
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I haven't gone to the clifbar site, but seeing Vinokourov helping Zabel in the final stage was special.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •