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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

What's Red Lantern or Black Jersey in Spanish?

Winning a Grand Tour is nuts. Finishing one is something that most of us mere mortals hurt just thinking about. So here's a shout out to Russel van Hout, Iker Flores and Yohann Gene who 'won' this year's Maglia Nera, Lanterne Rouge and whatever they call it in Spain - while a combined 158 starters never finished the three Tours.

It seems finishing somewhere around 4 hours 20 minutes behind the winner will win you this wonderful accolade - Flores seems to have it worked out, it's his second Lanterne!