USA Pro Challenge brings out the best in its fansPosted: August 13, 2014
Bicycle racing is more than just cycling. The atmosphere is always fun.
One of the great joys of watching the climbs on the grand European tours is the time we have to watch the outfits the spectators wear. That desire to be European fashion conscious has crossed the Atlantic and is growing in the US. The US Pro Challenge has seen an increase each year in the desire to be seen on the tour.
People in costumes always waive and love to have their picture taken.
Do the riders have the time as they wiz by to see the outfits?
Some costumes are difficult to assign a category too, however at least he is riding a bike. That may or may not be good for cycling.
Do you think Jens saw him?
I’m not exactly sure the true nature of some of the themes. The relationship between Santa Clause and a Yeti in Vail still has me confused. The Wheaties box is just an afterthought….I hope.
It is bad when two people in a costume start to argue about it. It is always a hard to hear what the argument is about when both voices are coming from fur covered heads.
There always the marketing gurus who send employees out to represent their products. Energy snacks, water bottles two perennial favorites.
His face mask almost matches his tattoo.
What is curious is when a city gets into the act. The winner of the stage that ends in Breckenridge has the dubious honor of being photographed with a fur hat and shield. I thought winners were to be lauded, not punished?
Even if you are not a big fan of bicycle racing (heaven forbid) you should at least stroll the start and finish near you to see the fans!