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What happened to Victor Hugo Pena?(4 posts)

What happened to Victor Hugo Pena?hornfan
Jul 9, 2002 2:33 PM
I know he fell WAY behind in stage (1? 2?), but I never heard mention of what befell him.
What do you mean?Wayne
Jul 9, 2002 3:04 PM
As in did he not make the time cut-off? All the riders are still in the race. Or do you mean why did he get dropped? He may have had a bad day or just been in the wrong part of the peleton when it split on stage 1. What would have even been the point of him chasing to cross gaps if he missed the split? His GC time is meaningless to the team, so why waste the energy.
I mean, what happened?hornfan
Jul 10, 2002 11:45 AM
I'm asking "what happened" without sarcasm or irony. He fell so far behind on a stage when virtually all of the riders finished together. So he must have bonked, crashed, stopped to pick flowers, gotten drunk, or something. What was it? I can't find any news about it anywhere, so I thought someone here might know.
Well, since a big deal wasn't made of it by anyone...Wayne
Jul 11, 2002 4:40 AM
I'd assume it wasn't his form that was the problem but that he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and missed the split.