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To find and wear long-sleeve podium TDF yellow Jersey(9 posts)

To find and wear long-sleeve podium TDF yellow Jerseyconnolm
Sep 19, 2002 11:17 AM
I'd like one of those nice, long-sleeve, full-front-zippered yellow jerseys that Lance wore on the podium after each stage. I can find the standard short sleeve Credit Lyonnais jersey all over the net. I can't seem to find the long sleeve, zippered version. (Lance would wear it over the short sleeve jersey he raced in. Then he'd take the podium and hoist the little stuffed Lion.)

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

And... would it be tacky to ride in? People wear their favorite sport heroes' jerseys for other sports. (Hockey Jerseys and Football jersey and whatnot.) I'm I going to catch jeers for riding in a replica yellow jersey?

It's sort of like this...Lone Gunman
Sep 19, 2002 3:07 PM
If you have to ask, then you already know that you probably should not do it. Jeers, snickers, sticks in the wheels, etc. IMHO, it would be over the top and still going. Ranks up there with the guy wearing full postal kit, ear buds, and the plastic bike that named his kid Luke that I encountered a few weeks ago.
Sep 19, 2002 3:38 PM
While I own a few pro jerseys, that is going over the top.
Is it just the mystique of the yellow jersey...connolm
Sep 19, 2002 4:01 PM
What you say is kind of sad. I admit that buying a whole Postal outfit and riding a plastic Trek is a bit too much. But Trek and other companies offer "Official" yellow jerseys for sale on their websites. Someone must be buying them. I just thought the idea of wearing a yellow jersey would be inspiring. (Like wearing a ALCS Championship hat or swinging with a Mark McGwire endorsed bat.)

I do understand that the "yellow" is a bit sacred. But it's COOL at the same time. Most riders I see wouldn't even know. "What do those funny French words mean? Credit Lyonnais?"

I live in a sport rich area. Detroit is blessed with the Stanley cup champions and several competitive college football teams. Thing with the stanley cup: Each player gets to have the cup for one day. Many of the players take the cup to their favorite bars and let any yahoo hoist it. People go crazy to do this. I want to do it. It doesn't diminish the Cup or what it represents. I see people in Hockey and football jerseys everyday.

I thought perhaps wearing a replica yellow jersey would be the same. I know what the jersey means. I honor it and respect it. I don't presume to imply I'm that good. I just want to relish in the excitement and show my enthusiasm. I truly would feel special wearing it - just the thought gives me chills. And, afterall... That jersey is COOL!! Just Look at IT!!
That one ya gotta earn.look271
Sep 19, 2002 4:36 PM
Wear it if you like, but you won't see me wearing one. You're right, someone's got to buy them; it just won't be me (and most posters here, too, I suspect.)
I saw a jersey made by Pace, offered by NashbarLone Gunman
Sep 19, 2002 4:37 PM
White with the world champ stripes, matches my soon to be red and yellow Lemond. It also has the WC stripes. Would love to own and wear it, to me that crosses the line. I own team kit, Polti, Vini Caldirola, and Credit Agricole, gonna add 2 more teams here shortly. The deal with the cup is you can hoist it for a moment, pay to have your pic taken with it etc, but you don't buy a replica of the cup and put it in your game room(why is it there?) I guess I am equaling the yellow jersey to the cup, sort of earning is owning?
Credit Lyonnais - french sandwich spread, right? -nmSnowBlind
Sep 19, 2002 7:21 PM
Credit Lyonnais. no, its a french bank!! nmmike r
Sep 20, 2002 9:45 AM
The podium jerseys are rear-zipElefantino
Sep 19, 2002 4:16 PM
...with a very high collar, in order to go over the rider's regular team jersey. I doubt one would be very comfortable to wear. You couldn't zip it down to cool off, and the high collar would likely choke you as you bent over the bike. So I wouldn't ride with one, never mind the fact that you'd probably have to contact the Societee to get one.

On the other hand, short-sleeve replicas are readily available, and I, too, have the eebie-jeebies about wearing one. I'm as big a poser as anyone (12 team jerseys at last count, and one now-infamous all-pink Mercatone TdF kit), but I'd never wear the yellow or the rainbow. Something sacred about them to me.

Call me a hypocrite, but I don't want to offend the cycling gods.