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Old 07-04-11, 04:37 PM   #1
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Create a Jersey Specifically for Domestiques

Apologize for asking this question if it has been covered elsewhere in the "forum," but as I watched Jens Voigt (and other domestiques) stuff water bottles in/around his jersey I could not help but wonder why domestiques are not equipped with special team jerseys with pockets in back, in front, on the shoulders, on the chest, etc? I wonder about this every year, but I'm certain this is NOT a unique query; there must be pro rules precluding such jerseys. Does anyone know?
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Old 07-04-11, 05:01 PM   #2
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Interesting question. A bunch of extra pockets for water bottles and such would be handy. But might also catch the wind when they go out front to pull.
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Old 07-04-11, 05:16 PM   #3
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I thought you were proposing a reward jersey to be worn by the guy who totes the most water and pulls the most vertical km. What would that look like?
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Old 07-04-11, 05:18 PM   #4
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First one goes to Contador.
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Actually it is not a bad idea at all. At least then the 5 - 10 racers that are vying for the yellow jersey could be more easily identified.
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First one goes to Contador.
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Old 07-04-11, 10:47 PM   #7
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What about put paniers and stuff in the bikes??
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As that guy was stuffing his jersey full of bottles I was hearing all of the weight weenies throughout the world groaning! "How in the world can that guy even ride his bike with an extra 10-15lbs of weight on it?"
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Old 07-06-11, 06:55 PM   #9
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Seems to me that it would be easier to just hand over a musette bag (sp?) full of bottles. Of course, then they wouldn't get the 10 second push everytime a bottle came out the window.
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Sounds like the sort of thing that would be sure to arouse the UCI's picayune inclinations.
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Seems like an easy enough retrofit.
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What about put paniers and stuff in the bikes??
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Well, in his defense, it is called the Tour de France.
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Well, in his defense, it is called the Tour de France.
Just a leisurely ride through the French countryside.
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