Popular Bike Shops
Join the Cycling Forums on Strava
Australian Cycling Forums on Strava
Latest Reviews and Articles
Will your next bike be Intelligent? ABS and Smart Bike Tech
Vitus Vitesse EVO Disc Review – Speed Machine indeed!
- Posts: 701
- Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 10:38 pm
- Location: Penrith, NSW
I was reading cycling news this morning, and I saw the story about Lance Armstrong riding with the Astana team.
At first I was a bit surprised to see that he was wearing his Livestrong and Jittery Joe's jerseys in the photos, and not Astana team kit.
But then I noticed that in the group there was a rider in Euskatel kit, and another in Lotto kit...
So, my question is, why are new riders to the team allowed to ride in opposition teams kit?
Is there some sort of rule that obliges them to wear their old team kit for the calendar year, or anything odd like that?
Or is it something as simple as someone from Euskatel and someone from Lotto just 'turning up' for the ride as well...
I doubt it is the latter, but I really am not sure why the Astana (or any other) team management would want to advertise for their rivals like this.
Can anyone clear this up for me?
- Posts: 1661
- Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:19 pm
- Location: Dulwich Hill, Sydney
- Posts: 297
- Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:21 am
- Location: Gold Coast, QLD
My other guess is that lance might race in his livestrong kit, IIRC he's not being paid by astana so maybe one of his conditions was that he wears his kit as part of his global cancer fight?? It wouldn't surprise me as I'd imagine he would want to stand out from the rest of the bunch, and stock astana kit wouldn't do much in the way of reminding people why hes back to ride.
09 EMC2 Equip Elite
10 Scott Spark 40
- Posts: 15451
- Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:49 pm
- Location: Somewhere with padded walls and really big hills!
- General Australian Cycling Topics
- Info / announcements
- Buying a bike / parts
- General Cycling Discussion
- The Bike Shed
- Cycling Health
- Cycling Safety and Advocacy
- Women's Cycling
- Bike & Gear Reviews
- Cycling Trade
- Stolen Bikes
- Bicycle FAQs
- Serious Biking
- Audax / Randonneuring
- Retro biking
- Fixed Gear/ Single Speed
- Electric Bicycles
- Dragsters / Lowriders / Cruisers
- Children's Bikes
- Road Racing
- Road Biking
- Time Trial
- International and National Tours and Events
- Cycle Touring
- Touring Australia
- Touring Overseas
- Touring Bikes and Equipment
- Western Australia
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Country & Regional
- The Market Place
- Member to Member Bike and Gear Sales
- Want to Buy, Group Buy, Swap
- My Bikes or Gear Elsewhere
- Cycling Brands
- Malvern Star
- Custom Builders
- Generic Carbon
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users
About the Australian Cycling Forums
The largest cycling discussion forum in Australia for all things bike; from new riders to seasoned bike nuts, the Australian Cycling Forums are a welcoming community where you can ask questions and talk about the type of bikes and cycling topics you like.