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Why the stuffed lion?
Watching today's coverage of the Criterium Internationale, my wife asked me the meaning of the stuffed lion that's given out to the winner in quite a number of races. After a moment's thought, I realized I didn't have a clue.
Anyone care to tell the history, meaning, etc. of the critter?
"No wonder we keep testing positive in their bicycle races. Everyone looks like they're full of testosterone when they're surrounded by Frenchmen." ---Argus Hamilton