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Papillon: The Joe Papp Diary 2003

Joe Papp, 28, is a UCI Elite rider with the UPMC cycling team. He was a double stage winner at the recent 2003 Vuelta a Cuba (UCI 2.5) and in 2002 won the GS Mengonin Grand Prix, the BMC NYC Cycling Classic for elite amateur men and a stage at Superweek, among other events. Joe's writing is good enough to make boring races intriguing and intriguing races captivating.

Latest entry: December 6-7: Back to basics, Rocky-style

2003 entries

Pre-season training in Uruguay

Vic Roads Herald Sun Tour

Post-crash recovery

Tour of Somerville weekend

  • May 23-26: Everything clicked... apart from Lady Luck

South Carolina Heritage series

Vuelta Ciclista al Uruguay - 2.6 - Uruguay, April 11-20, 2003

  • April 7-10 - Preparation: Easy on the meat, por favor!
  • April 11-13 - Vuelta Ciclista al Uruguay - Disappointment follows elation

Vuelta de Chile - 2.5 - Chile, March 27-April 5, 2003

28th Vuelta a Cuba - 2.5 - Cuba, February 11-23, 2003

Joe's racing exploits in 2003