“Full kit wan … it’s Cav!”: Mark Cavendish surprises punters in London; Lefevere continues Sam Bennett’s quarrel; Shapps stays; Bumper Drum & Bass on the bike; Special edition kit; road.cc on Greenpeace’s “Wall of Change” + more on the live blog
Was that “Don’t Pass the Cyclists” sign placed especially for Cavendish?
– ••• JB ••• (@ JeffPB61) September 16, 2021
Much love for the story of Cav. Martin had his own moment, “complete kit wan … Oh! This is …”.
Remember seeing a guy in full KAS gear at a club race. One of the guys said who does this and thinks he is, Sean Kelly. We caught up, it was his teammate Martin Earley
– Martin Bateman (@ martinbateman51) September 16, 2021
The photo also raised the question of when is a pro contractually obligated to wear team gear? Has a race? Obviously. Coaching? You would think so. Go to the stores? Take the child to ride a tricycle in the park? To be honest, if I had all this free gear, I don’t think I would ever make it …
wycombewheeler commented: “I love the idea that every time Cav (or any of the others) gets on a bike he has to be in a team kit. Training race – team kit. Back from the car to a service – team kit. Go to the supermarket – team kit. Consider using a rental bike in London – better to have a team kit with you. “
Rendell Harris added: “I wonder if when he goes to the supermarket he’s only allowed to go to Lidl?”
We also had a few stories from readers meeting (not literally, I hope) professional runners …
the little onion used to see British track stars often: “I used to ride regularly on the roads of southern Manchester and Cheshire, and I often saw British track racers. Always friendly. Although seeing Chris Hoy walk away from a traffic light was impressive, even if he put little effort into it. Her thighs were bigger than my height! “If you think her legs are big, wait and see what that wasp did …
Kapelmuur said: “Same here, Geraint Thomas lived near my house and I saw him a lot in training. He always waved his hand and said hello to me. The same goes for other Sky runners. Amused that Olympic gold medalists and World Tour race winners always recognized me as many club hacks went by as if I was invisible. “
PRSboy tried to go down with the shark … “My only professional cycling encounter was the Astana team led by Nibali as I took a break at the top of a climb in the Dolomites. I tried to follow them from the other side of the pass, frankly I didn’t see which way they went and I’m a man who prides himself on going down! “