Historic Overview Victor Hugo Peña Grisales

Rider

Overall Rank978
NameVictor Hugo PEÑA GRISALES
Country
  Colombia
Date of birth10-Jul-1974 - Bogota (Distrito Especial)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Victor Hugo Peña Grisales

Víctor Hugo Peña Grisales (born July 10, 1974 in Bogotá) is a Colombian professional retired road racing cyclist. He last rode for the Colombia professional cycling team. In 2003, Peña became the first Colombian to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. He held the yellow jersey for three days following the 4th, 5th and 6th stages of that year's tour.

Peña's 2003 Tour de France, where he served as domestique for Lance Armstrong, is described in detail in Matt Rendell's book A Significant Other. The book also describes the rider's amateur and early professional career.

He is named after both his father Hugo and the author Victor Hugo. He earned his nickname "El Tiburon" ("the shark") due to his looks and the other sport he excelled at besides cycling – swimming. Peña finished 7th in the 100 meter freestyle Pan American swimming championships for juniors in 1991.

At the end of the season in 2012, Peña retired. Later, Pena was implicated in the 2012 USADA Reasoned Report into doping on the US Postal team and was concluded to worked with Dr. Michele Ferrari and received blood transfusions during his Tour de France participations.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Vuelta a Murcia 2002
Giro d'Italia - stages 2000 (1)
Vuelta a Murcia - stages 2003 (1)
Ronde van Nederland - stages 2002 (1)
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Seasons

Victor Hugo Peña Grisales - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 1996 Individual 12 798
2. 1997 Telecom - Flavia 22 665
3. 1998 Avianca - Telecom - Kelme 212 247
4. 1999 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 322 192
5. 2000 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 703 87
6. 2001 US Postal Service 415 164
7. 2002 US Postal Service 687 83
8. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 934 53
9. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 454 149
10. 2005 Phonak Hearing Systems 246 250
11. 2006 Phonak Hearing Systems 738 67
12. 2007 Unibet.com 121 452
13. 2008 Rock Racing 21 1022
14. 2009 Rock Racing 22 913
15. 2010 Cafe de Colombia - Colombia es Pasion 29 928
16. 2011 Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia 15 1174
17. 2012 Colombia - Coldeportes 5 1531
18. 2013 Elite without contract 2 1815
19. 2014 Elite without contract 0 3609
Overall: 4960 978