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    The Black Jersey - a proposal

    I propose that the TdF institute a black jersey - the maillot noir - to signify the rider with the highest overall standing that is 35 or older at the start of Le Tour.



    I was going to post this on Sunday, but five minutes after I thought it up Team RadioShack appeared in ... black jerseys. There's just too much to say about that to say anything.
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    Actually not a bad idea at all.
    You have my vote!
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    Weren't you supposed to disappear after the TDF was over?
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    But then I'll never understand how taking a dump became precedent either. Why don't they call it leaving a dump? I mean... you're not really taking it anywhere.

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    How about maillot gris? The grey jersey.
    Everyone has a right to an opinion. However, this does not mean that one's opinion is right.

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    Wouldn't the Maillot Gris be more appropriate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    How about maillot gris? The grey jersey.

    This.

    Could be presented by Metamucil or Cialis girls....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 800over View Post
    This.

    Could be presented by Metamucil or Cialis girls....
    Yeah, you gotta figure Cialis or Viagra would be all over it.
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    How about the purple jersey to reward the highest placed racer who prefers men?
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
    How about the purple jersey to reward the highest placed racer who prefers men?
    Yikes ! the problem is those riders in the US use the rainbow as there color.... there not all world champions,and the maillot gris would be awesome,with a big Viagra logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post
    the maillot gris would be awesome,with a big Viagra logo.
    Hmmm... now I'm beginning to see why old guys like Pinarellos. They look a bit... droopy.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by colombo357 View Post
    Hmmm... now I'm beginning to see why old guys like Pinarellos. They look a bit... droopy.
    Now i will laugh everytime i see and old dude on a pinarello ! i always thought it was because they could finally afford it at that age....the pinarello,i guess the pills to.

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    Umm, black would absorb the sun's rays much more than any other color and I'm sure that the rider's are hot enough already.
    I vote something like light green plaid.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC 911 View Post
    Umm, black would absorb the sun's rays much more than any other color and I'm sure that the rider's are hot enough already.
    Not only that, but the extra weight of the absorbed photons would completely defeat the purpose of using ultralightweight, space age karbin fibre.
    "I just googled triple crank set and i see what your saying. this bike has 9 of those "cranksets".
    "They are showing [the TDF of Versus] at 5 different times in the day. It doesn't say which one is the live one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
    How about maillot gris? The grey jersey.
    Jens proposed this in an interview a while back at Paris-Nice.

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/...s-stage_107570
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    Ah yeah. I see he suggested 'maillot gris' also. I suggested black because that color is associated with the approach of death - although that is hardly universal; in the East it is white. So I concur with 'gris' - half white, half black.

    Let's see. Lance Armstrong would have been the winner last year. Who this year (2010)?
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    how about a white and black bee-striped uniform for an ex-doper?

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