A sleeveless jersey made an appearance in @CadelOfficial’s twitpic on the ’09 Vuelta rest day:
There’s so much that caught me off-balance in this photo. Guess I should start off by saying that this is the most team support I’ve seen Evans get at Grand Tour since he started riding for Lotto.
Secondly, it’s not even that sunny out—I can see a preening Euro pro wanting to even out the tan lines but given the flat light, I’d have to say this choice is purely for style, not function.
Third, why on earth does Lotto even have a sleeveless jersey in their kit? Does the squad have some secret triathlon team I’m not aware of? Does the Belgian cycling federation allow sleeveless jerseys at a level at which Lotto could potentially be racing?
The only explanation is that the sleeveless look is so hot in Europe that Lotto’s kitmaker can turn a profit selling these things to freds on the Continent. Even then, I’m still amazed that this rider would a) request them from the sponsor, and b) bring at least one along on a Grand Tour specifically for the rest days.
For the sake of cycling, I’m hoping it’s a vest he put on by mistake.
thoughts on “Fashion Police: The Sleeveless Jersey”
Come on man, dont you recognise those are Ausi Styles. The heat the flies, the roo’s feel the burn maaateee.
Once again this is the only day that Cadel got every one on board for him for the whole 4 seasons to support (an) Auusstraaa le a.
pitty you didnt get the front shot of the corkes on a string hanginng from the helmets, true, blu!
My favorite “triathlete” look. The sleeveless jersey AND the arm warmers that go up right to where a sleeve would be.
At least the bike shorts in the photos above are dark. White shorts … which again leads me to the stupid uniform choices of triathletes …
Third, since when did they have the word “Stop” in Spain?
(Oops, fourth. My bad.)
last year as I lined up to race in the Men’s Master B Cyclocross race that was hosted by the mountain bike team I am a part of I almost got pulled from the line for not having sleeves
lucky for me the official recognized me as one of the members of the promoting squad and let me slide
here are some shots of me working with the Little Belgians
why are sleeves so important?
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