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Did Cipo get a free lap at the world's?(7 posts)

Did Cipo get a free lap at the world's?5ive
Nov 3, 2002 3:45 PM
Obviously not. But there's something I find strange. Did anyone notice a Specialized's 2-page ad on Velonews mag? There are 2 photos of Cipo from the World's. On the left photo, Cipo is rounding the corner with F.Rodrigez on his wheels. On the right, Cipo's holding up his arms as he crosses the line. On the left photo, he's wearing white arm warmers, oversocks on his shoes, and a light blue jersey that perfectly matches his light blue shorts. But on the right photo, no arm warmers, no oversocks, and a darker blue jersey that doesn't quite match his shorts.

Obviously, he could've had taken off his arm warmers during the course of the race. He perhaps even taken off a layer of jersey. But could he have taken off his oversocks while racing at the World's?

Just curious...and too much time on my hands.
Did we really land on the moon?53T
Nov 3, 2002 5:00 PM
You bring up some good points.
Well did we really land on the moon???? (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 3, 2002 6:44 PM
Didn't know a Canadian had ever set foot on the moon? :) nm.divve
Nov 3, 2002 8:05 PM
You haven't seen Newfoundland :) nm.Frith
Nov 4, 2002 7:37 AM
A couple of theories,TJeanloz
Nov 3, 2002 5:11 PM
[I haven't seen the ad, so this might not work, but from the info provided:] The first photo could have been taken during a warm-up ride, when it's plausible that Cipo would be overdressed, yet in Italian team gear. Or he could have taken off his oversocks during the race- it's not that hard. The jersey would actually have been more difficult- given that numbers are stuck to the back of it.
A follow on theoryKerry
Nov 4, 2002 4:40 PM
Different lighting in the two pictures. Or even different developing. One in natural light, one with a flash, etc.