A region for Oscar Pereiro

By Monika Prell Yesterday, February 18, hundreds of people participated on bicycles in the Yellow...

By Monika Prell

Yesterday, February 18, hundreds of people participated on bicycles in the Yellow March that passed through the streets of Vigo (Galicia). According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, they called for the elevation of Oscar Pereiro to 2006 Tour de France winner. In the march were Galician government General Director of Sports Santiago Domínguez and Pereiro.

As a sign of their solidarity all participants – except Pereiro – wore yellow jerseys. The organizers will send some cards which were signed by the participants to the UCI. On those cards they claim the official nomination of Pereiro as winner of the Tour.

After the march, Pereiro thanked all the participants for their presence, "It's very great to see that so many people support me," affirmed the Galician, who has to wait for the end of the counterclaims of Floyd Landis, before being named as the winner of the Tour, where he finished second behind the American.

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