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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:18 pm 
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On the one hand, you have David Millar getting a mother of a friend to modify his Cofidis skin suit to have no folds (before he won the prologue the next day, winning the yellow jersey).

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On the other hand, you find stuff like this: Emma Pooley winning 3 climbing stages in this year's Giro Rosa, two of them wearing this GPM jersey:

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What's up with that??? The organizers couldn't even provide a jersey to fit a small woman?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:38 pm 
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stella-azzurra wrote:
The European sizes are 1 (at most 2) sizes (based on the manufacturer) smaller than the American sizes.

I see this all the time in international forums, but can not confirm it. At 186cm height / ~74kg I am right in the middle of the "regular" BMI range. I prefer my Castelli gear in M, except bibs in L. Some Canadian made outdoor gear I have is in M too. Don't just go by provenance when shopping.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:08 am 
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For what it's worth, I just finished a ride in some bibs I was given as a gift. They don't fit as snugly as those I normally wear and I had some discomfort during the ride due to friction. I finished the ride and discovered the chamois soaked with blood from chafing. It looked like someone killed a small animal in the shorts. Horrible! I'll stick to snug fitting bibs from here onward.


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