Victor Hugo Pena
Olympic cyclists of Colombia
Vuelta a Colombia stage winners
Colombian cyclists Forum
Victor Hugo Pena Grisales is a Colombian professional road racing cyclist. He is named after both his father Hugo and the more famous author Victor Hugo. He rides for the Rock Racing professional cycling team. In 2003, Pena became the first Colombian to wear the maillot jaune at the Tour de France.
Pena'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 earned his nickname "El Tiburon" due to his looks and to the sport he was good at apart from cycling, swimming. Pena was 7th in the 100 meter freestyle Pan American swimming championships for juniors in 1991.
Official Tour de France results for Victor Hugo Pena
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