rainbow jersey question

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Beebo, 23 Jul 2012.

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    It struck me that the hoops on the Rainbow Jersey share the same colours as the Olympic rings. Is this just a coincidence?

    The colours are in a slightly different order.

    Rings - Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red
    Hoops - Blue, Red, Black, Yellow, Green
     
  2. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Bloody good question!
     
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  3. OP
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    Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    I'm bored at work and it's sunny outside.

    Can't wait to cycle home!
     
  4. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    It's raining here, please someone answer quickly!
     
  5. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    That's a shame... it's not going to rain here for at least a week...
     
  6. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    five continents?
     
  7. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    But there are 7!





    I'll get me coat (seeing as one is Antarctica).
     
  8. OP
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    Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

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    and four vowels please Carol. ^_^

    You may have the right answer, I think the Olympic rings represent the 5 continents IIRC?
     
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  9. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    when I was a kid there were only five continents.

    Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia.
     
  10. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    hadn't been invented
     
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  11. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

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    They're not really continents just barren wastelands of nothingness, a bit like Swindon.
     
  12. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    and, more to the point, they didn't have athletics teams
     
  13. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America and South America. 7.

    Oh and by the way, a bit like the words Government and Column, Antarctica is spelt with a letter people forget about, as AtarCtica...... Unless you are North American, in which case it becomes Anaarrica.




    McMurdo Sound Velodrome anyone? Yes, my regulation bright orange parker is on and I'm heading out into the deep freeze....
     
  14. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Designed by a male of the species who, it has been proven, can only recognise five colours (including black). Orange, for instance, is a fruit rather than a colour, and magnolia is, apparently, a tree.

    I have no idea what taupe is.
     
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  15. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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