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Nominations for "Grey Jersey" - best old rider(8 posts)

Nominations for "Grey Jersey" - best old riderOffTheBack
Jul 25, 2002 4:57 AM
The youngsters have their white jersey, shouldn't the old guys have one? Say, best rider over 35? My nominations are either Jalabert or Ekimov (don't know exactly how old he is, but he must be close to 40). Any others?
re: Nominations for Grey Jersey - best old riderChris
Jul 25, 2002 8:19 AM
Jalabert's only 33, Ekimov is 36. Not exactly old!
Oh it's gotta be Ludo Dierckxsens.Sintesi
Jul 25, 2002 11:12 AM
He'll be 39 this October. Came in third on Stage 5 and forth on stage 10. The man is a brute. Incredible strength.

BTW, I totally agree. The grey jersey would be tres cool. Excellent idea.
Ludo Rocks!!!!! nmFred2000
Jul 25, 2002 11:28 AM
Should make T-shirts that say that. (nm)Sintesi
Jul 25, 2002 11:57 AM
How About This!Fred2000
Jul 26, 2002 9:18 AM
Tip 'o the cycling cap, Fred. That's great. Too cool. :) nmSintesi
Jul 26, 2002 10:27 AM
Grey? Not less than 50!Humma Hah
Jul 25, 2002 2:10 PM
Hey, I just turned 49 and I'm still young. From the standpoint of endurance, speed over any distance, I could trash the me I was at half that age.

I don't know if a 50-year-old could ever hope to compete in the TDF, but it might be fun to have a bunch of the old racers start half an hour back from the youngsters and see how they do.

So, maybe it wouldn't be a grey jersey, but maybe one that says something like ...

"Over the hill ... and did it faster than YOU!"