My two cents.
Three Best Current Jerseys at TDF 2009 - Stage 1 ITT:
BBox Bouygues Telecom
- nice combination, good uncluttered sponsor message, doesn't over-egg design too much, but stands out for a good reason.
- simple, clear, bright, I'd have been happy to trundle around Monaco at my comparative snails pace during the ITT wearing this.
Stijn Devolder's National Jersey
- A Belgian champ's kit is always at its best with minimal advertising, and the solid colours help Stijn to look bigger and more imposing too. Now if he can do that on his bike when south of Wallonie...
: for Prince Albert. Surprisingly dignified, yet not frumpy, he knows that he dressing down for the occasion won't work, as we can see by Alonso's failed "hot white T" look beside him, yet that surprise tie and the lighter trousers sets his ensemble off beautifully, giving the image of former playboy, who does important things now
Three Worst Current Jerseys at TDF 2009 - thus far:
The Contador Spanish TT Champion kit
. I am exceedingly glad he did not win the national road race for fear of seeing that regular through the race. Why could he have not learned from Valverde last year?
. How have the got off the hook for this all season? Images onto cycling jerseys MUST NOT GO. And still it manages to be bland? Not quite Ton Ton Tapis, but even so.
- So much choice. I could have picked a few, Colombia, Garmin, the AG2R or Cervélo Shorts. While the busy-ness of both the design and the colour choice are both distressing, the asymetric sleeve thing on the long arms of the skinsuit really made it stand out for me. Bad silence Lotto, no story for you this evening!
: for the Carrefour KOM Podium girls. All I can say is "Ouch"