Historic Overview Victor Hugo Peña Grisales

Rider

Overall Rank1150
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

Major Victories

Eneco Tour - stages 2002 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 2000 (1)
More results

Seasons

Victor Hugo Peña Grisales - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1997 Telecom - Flavia 11 707
2. 1998 Avianca - Telecom - Kelme 229 225
3. 1999 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 282 201
4. 2000 Vitalicio Seguros - Grupo Generali 611 93
5. 2001 US Postal Service 266 234
6. 2002 US Postal Service 509 123
7. 2003 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 569 106
8. 2004 US Postal Service p/b Berry Floor 428 142
9. 2005 Phonak Hearing Systems 246 251
10. 2006 Phonak Hearing Systems 484 117
11. 2007 Unibet.com 126 435
12. 2008 Rock Racing 22 983
13. 2009 Rock Racing 24 855
14. 2010 Cafe de Colombia - Colombia es Pasion 32 886
15. 2011 Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia 16 1105
16. 2012 Colombia - Coldeportes 5 1408
Overall: 3860 1150