Tour Presentation Special!
So rumor has it that there will be a bike race in France next summer. A few mountains will be involved. Everyone will get to wear funny hats on three separate occasions. Someone will win.
But that's a very long time from now. Of far more immediate importance is the Fashion Classification. This all-important classification should not be confused in any way with the Hottitude Classification, which is a different thing altogether. Today, the elite members of the Tour peloton completed the first stage in the fashion race: the always selective Presentation of the Route, in which everyone dresses up in his finest, sits in Velvet seats, and tries to look fascinated by the proceedings.
A preliminary investigation of the Fashion Classification standings on the flip.
• Black is the new black. Or, so believes Tour director Christian Prudhomme. It is the prudent choice, after all.
• After today's events, there is now a hair gel shortage in Spain.
• No Cadel, Halloween is next week. But the pinstripes, this we can embrace.
• Cuff links are nice. But the open shirt collar? Casual Friday is on Friday, Mark, not Wednesday.
Got more? Do please contribute to this vital investigation.