• The Cycling News forum is looking to add some volunteer moderators with Red Rick's recent retirement. If you're interested in helping keep our discussions on track, send a direct message to @SHaines here on the forum, or use the Contact Us form to message the Community Team.

    In the meanwhile, please use the Report option if you see a post that doesn't fit within the forum rules.

    Thanks!

AC - Just the Yellow Jersey

Jun 15, 2010
84
0
0
Visit site
I like that AC was just wearing the Yellow Jersey today and not getting all silly with a yellow bike, helmet, shorts, handle bar tape, glasses, tires, etc.

I have always though it a bit much and "silly" to match EVERYTHING to a jersey. Yellow, green, white, red dots doesn't matter.

Now Chipo and his skinsuits was way cool. Should have bought one when they were selling for a charity. He took that fine and wore then with class.
 
May 4, 2010
235
0
0
Visit site
McClimber said:
I like that AC was just wearing the Yellow Jersey today and not getting all silly with a yellow bike, helmet, shorts, handle bar tape, glasses, tires, etc.

Maybe he's a little emarrassed about the way he ended up with it - and didn't want to wave it in everyone's face.
 
Jul 27, 2009
93
0
0
Visit site
oncehadhair said:
Maybe he's a little emarrassed about the way he ended up with it - and didn't want to wave it in everyone's face.

Definitely the case, I think he would be widely criticised if he did. But come Paris and he'll have the full strip.
 
May 26, 2009
3,687
2
0
Visit site
rxgqgxnyfz said:
Or it's because Specialized mechanics could make all yellow bike overnight.

We still might see from the helmet to the socks yellow Alberto tomorrow.

Don't you think they have one prepared for the occasion? It's not exactly a surprise he gets the yellow :)
 
Apr 26, 2010
1,035
0
0
Visit site
Franklin said:
Don't you think they have one prepared for the occasion? It's not exactly a surprise he gets the yellow :)
Good point!

So it's deliberate then. Nice from Contador.

Because well, he can't really ditch it and wear normal team outfit -- that would be an insult to both organisers' and the team's efforts.
________
STARBUCKS GIFT CARD
 
Jul 16, 2010
17,455
5
0
Visit site
rxgqgxnyfz said:
Good point!

So it's deliberate then. Nice from Contador.

Because well, he can't really ditch it and wear normal team outfit -- that would be an insult to both organisers' and the team's efforts.

Most teams have matching bikes and outfits for all jerseys. Most will obviously never wear/ride them, but it's really funny if you take a look inside their truck once :)
 
Jun 23, 2010
518
0
0
Visit site
He did have a matching yellow streak down his back.....!!! I dunno I want to like A.C but its just that something.....can't put finger on it.
 
Nov 24, 2009
1,602
0
0
Visit site
El Pistolero said:
Most teams have matching bikes and outfits for all jerseys. Most will obviously never wear/ride them, but it's really funny if you take a look inside their truck once :)

the one thing that was cool was how quickstep were able to make chavanel the yellow/green bike for one stage, then the pure yellow one for the second time. Although their factory is in belgium so...
 
I think that's probably right. Too much controversy around the situation and better to go all in once it is clear. Now watch he's rocking a yellow bike and all yellow gear tomorrow. :p

EDIT: He didn't pull a Nocentini this year either (wearing full yellow kit on the rest day training rides).
 
A

Anonymous

Guest
roundabout said:
When did this trend start anyway? It used to be always just the jersey, no sunglasses, socks, bikes etc.

well cippo always used to get fined, i think one tour his fines were higher than his prize money, but its all coverge for the sponsor. It may be that they still get fined,but just dont care.

Personally Id prefer just the jersey and keep the shorts, bike etc as standard.
 
Jul 22, 2009
3,355
1
0
Visit site
rxgqgxnyfz said:
Or it's because Specialized mechanics couldn't make all yellow bike overnight.

We still might see from the helmet to the socks yellow Alberto tomorrow.

Why didn't they just give him Shrek's yellow bike. It was ready to go....
 
Mar 10, 2009
341
0
0
Visit site
rxgqgxnyfz said:
Or it's because Specialized mechanics couldn't make all yellow bike overnight.

We still might see from the helmet to the socks yellow Alberto tomorrow.

well seeing as Specialised made one overnight for Cancellara and did the same for Andy i'm pretty sure they can do it overnight.

Anyone know if any of these three ride the same size frame ?
 
Jun 9, 2010
2,007
0
0
Visit site
sherer said:
well seeing as Specialised made one overnight for Cancellara and did the same for Andy i'm pretty sure they can do it overnight.

Anyone know if any of these three ride the same size frame ?

I don't think so... Spartacus and Andy are higher than El Pistolero...
 
Jul 26, 2009
364
0
0
Visit site
not to mention the astana bibs have yellow in the strip, its almost matching, andy wore the white bib of best young rider, i thought the standard saxo bib would have been kool , but i guess if you are leading 2 classifications, se la vie
 
Jul 19, 2009
17
0
0
Visit site
jaylew said:
They usually don't go all-out with the yellow(or pink) right away. Usually they wait until they've been in the jersey a few days or until the race is sewn up.

unless you're cipo
Cippolini+yello.jpg