Cycling Claremont: Hennie Kuiper


I mean really, if you are going around naming chickens how could you not distinguish one of them with the name Hennie Kuiper? This Hennie is a bit stand-offish, not a trait (I believe) the other Hennie was known to exhibit. While the other chickens ran over to see what I had brought for them (nothing), Hennie here ran away, and probably would have gone all the way up the plank and hidden in his house if I had made the slightest of movement more. The Hennie shown above, was pretty big, and would probably have beaten its poultry mates in a lapped race around the pen.

The real Hennie Kuiper, as a racer, was an accomplished cyclist, winning Gold in the 1972 Olympic Road Race, multiple stages in the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana, World Championship, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Giro di Lombardia, Milan-San Remo, the Milk Race, Grand Prix de Wallonie, etc...

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