More thoughts

 Another view of the Indy Civil War Memorial

Some of the other stage race champions have been noted for their intense competiveness; Bernard Hinault, "The Badger", for his famous belicosity. Eddy Merckx, "The Cannibal", for devouring his opponents. One of LA's nicknames is the ironic "Mellow Johnny", actually a take-off on Maillot Jaune, though "The Boss" is a better fit.