Evanescent riders of the 90s: Piotr Ugrumov

Evanescent riders of the 90s: Piotr Ugrumov

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  1. Cool article. And here I was thinking there was going to some more ramblings on Our Cadel. Speaking of him, was Comrade Ugromov an example Good Evanescence or Bad Evanescence?

    Does Baden Cooke’s spectacular bolt to the green jersey and nothing much else comparable to that qualify him for Evanescence in the 2000s?

  2. I had completely forgotten about this guy, but how could I? That was some crazy, crazy racing – drugs or no.

    I also didn’t know that he was a pal of Pantani’s. It’s amazing how interconnected that world seems to be.

    That picture you found of him is awesome, too. The hairnet, the cap, the racing cape. THAT is the look right there.

  3. Great story B, this is a name I barely remember.

    Then, the following stage saw him smash the long mountain time trial, putting 1.38 into the Pirate and 3.16 into Big Mig

    When you beat Pantani in a mountain TT and Indurain in any TT you were heavily doped. No need for hematocrit data there.

    Doping promotes more doping; when a relative unknown beats Pantani and Indurain, Marco must have thought I have to get in the pool to compete.

  4. @john

    Doping promotes more doping; when a relative unknown beats Pantani and Indurain, Marco must have thought I have to get in the pool to compete.

    Yeah, and I don’t think they were dipping their toes into the shallow end of the pool. They were throwing their keys in the bowl, stripping down, and doing a cannon-ball into the deep end.

  5. 32% to 60%.

    Mental. I wonder what effect that has in terms of how we ride? Say I’m 32% now, and a Cat 4/5. What does 60% make me?

  6. Guy :32% to 60%.
    Mental. I wonder what effect that has in terms of how we ride? Say I’m 32% now, and a Cat 4/5. What does 60% make me?

    PIOTR UGRUMOV

  7. :D

    Only much better looking. Mind you, who isn’t?

  8. @Guy
    It’s not the most flattering shot of him, but he’s not a handsome fellow, is he?

  9. More examples of his movie star good looks added to post… Piotr Uglymug?

  10. @brett
    I love how big his big ring is in picture 4/5. It’s almost as tall as his shin! That bike looks as big on him as mine looks small on me!

  11. Marcus :Does Baden Cooke’s spectacular bolt to the green jersey and nothing much else comparable to that qualify him for Evanescence in the 2000s?

    Maybe. I’d argue Cookie’s palmares is worse than it might have been (which gives the 2003 maillot vert such prominence) because of injury – he was below par with knee injuty (I think) in 2004 and was starting to come back into form in 2005 when Bettini put him into the barriers in stage of the Giro – and bad luck (or poor judgement), mostly in the shape of his Unibet team (2006/7), which was denied entry to races because of a spat over advertising gambling companies that were not state owned.

  12. There’s too much blood in my caffeine system.

    Sent from my iPad 4G

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