I only recently watched The Lord of the Ring: Return of the King, and was more than a little suprised by how much the Lich King in the film matched the Lich Kind in WoW…and how much the fortress resembled the Ice Crown structures. Was it an homage from WoW to the book, or from the film to WoW?
The female team paraded their unfortunately designed kit which at a first glance would have you thinking they were naked from the waist down
I started cycling recently, and in the process bought bibs and jerseys, shoes…basically the whole kit. And with the recent uproar of the Colombian Teams, both mens and womens, kits its makes me a bit nervous.
Firstly, cycling kits are made for comfort and to enhance speed and cooling. At the same time, this makes them pretty much skin tight. So, every little bulge or whatever (backfat, belly, saggy butts, etc.) is on display. Now there are colors you can wear that tend to hide those things a bit better than others, black, red, bright colors in with crazy stripy or dots, to hide those things you don’t want peeps to be checking out…but holy cats.
That being said, these are athletes who are at their prime as far as fitness. They work like crazy to get to the level they are racing. Just do a quick google search to see what kind of training and diet is needed to do a Gran Fondo (100 ish miles). These athletes are doing thousands. So maybe it’s okay to show off a little…
But I have to say, as a man who appreciates a fit woman’s body, this kit might have gone too far, or just been a huge mistake on the designer’s part. Or both. I am excited for these women to be competing and want them to win races, but that kit is not going to enhance a win. If one of those women wins a stage, standing on the podium will not be about her ability to be the best, it will be about her kit. And for me that isn’t what sport is about.
Just my two cents. I hope the Colombian teams can do well in the race, but I’m afraid any victory will be overshadowed, or under exposed as the case may be, by the ill conveived uniform choice.