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ave wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:29 am
Did anybody saw a closer picture of the bibs in Roubaix?
You mean the dossards?

Yeah I saw that on the Tv coverage but wasn't entirely sure - looks like they definitely were printed.

Tbh I've been wondering for years why the biggest races don't do that.

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wingguy wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:05 am
ave wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:29 am
Did anybody saw a closer picture of the bibs in Roubaix?
You mean the dossards?

Yeah I saw that on the Tv coverage but wasn't entirely sure - looks like they definitely were printed.

Tbh I've been wondering for years why the biggest races don't do that.
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I think the jersey has pockets with see-through material. Just like we see on a lot of TT-suits. At this picture it looks like the number is wrinkled inside the "pocket"

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All the winners of the bigger Classics (Sanremo/Flanders/Roubaix) were wearing a skinsuit so far.

Those number on Sagan looks almost like slided inside some kind of pockets.

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The Danish Castelli/Sportful ex-pro Bausager also made a comment about a new type of jersey for Peter but not clearwhat he referred to

https://instagram.com/p/BhT2T1HF9Jk/



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Uh, yes, of course I meant the dossards.
Strange that I didn't found any information about them, while clearly it's a big change.

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micky wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:32 am
All the winners of the bigger Classics (Sanremo/Flanders/Roubaix) were wearing a skinsuit so far.

Those number on Sagan looks almost like slided inside some kind of pockets.
I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.

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Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:10 am
I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.
Road suites are cool. Skin suits are for TT.

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Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:10 am

I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.
If you're talking of ankle height socks, compression "things" or long fingers gloves for that matter, Im totally with you.

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micky wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 am
Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:10 am

I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.
If you're talking of ankle height socks, compression "things" or long fingers gloves for that matter, Im totally with you.
Bibs attached to a jersey is taking it too far! Like I said- it’s a slippery slope :lol:

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micky wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 am
Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:10 am

I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.
If you're talking of ankle height socks, compression "things" or long fingers gloves for that matter, Im totally with you.
Add to the list those extremely high aero socks that are now so common in track cycling. Some are so high that they aren't even UCI legal (as far as I know the sock height rule still applies), but the commissars don't seem to care.

Take a look at these pictures if you think that I'm overreacting: https://cyclingtips.com/2018/04/photo-g ... lth-games/
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mrgray wrote:yes what sort of kit is he in? is it a skinsuit? that bike is in poor taste in my opinion. the gold is terribly gauche. also roval wheels make me sick. those sunglasses look very good though (and a million times better than the previous model he was wearing).
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mrgray makes me sick

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2nd year in a row that the Amstel Gold final doesn’t dissapoint without the Cauberg as last climb. There is still hope for attractive Ardenne classics.

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Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:54 am
micky wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 am
Wookski wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:10 am

I personally think skin suits have no place in racing outside of time trials. More emphasis needs to be placed on maintaining a classic aesthetic to avoid the infiltration of triathlete style- it’s a slippery slope.
If you're talking of ankle height socks, compression "things" or long fingers gloves for that matter, Im totally with you.
Bibs attached to a jersey is taking it too far! Like I said- it’s a slippery slope :lol:
blaugrana wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am
Add to the list those extremely high aero socks that are now so common in track cycling. Some are so high that they aren't even UCI legal (as far as I know the sock height rule still applies), but the commissars don't seem to care.

Take a look at these pictures if you think that I'm overreacting: https://cyclingtips.com/2018/04/photo-g ... lth-games/
Get off my lawn!

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