On the Tour of California - and shaved legs
Each of you readers knows why you shave your legs, but don?t tell anybody why, just do it.
All serious male cyclists shave their legs. Some say it is to decrease wind resistance. Some contend that it makes treatment of road rash and chain abrasions easier. Some have claimed that the tight band of spandex on cycling shorts pulls those sensitive hairs. And some probably think it is just plain sexy. Each of you readers knows why you shave your legs, but don?t tell anybody why, just do it. And each of you knows how far up the leg you go, but again please don?t tell. This reporter started cycling only three years ago, in order to participate in Thomson Bike Tours? annual trips to the Tour de France. I had heard about the shaved leg thing, just common knowledge, in the same way we have all heard that swimmers shave their whole body before important races.
In order to ride with the Thomson group to the Tour de France in the
The teams that came to the first Tour of California on February 19 th were of the same caliber and in many cases were the same teams as those in the Tour de France. Many names on the roster would have looked familiar to a French cycle fan accustomed to reading ?L?Equipe?, the premiere French sports newspaper, throughout the month of July. Hincapie, Landis, O?Grady, Leipheimer, and more. Gerolsteiner, Discovery Channel, CSC, Davitamon Lotto, and more. The 8 days