TDF Colours?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Peteaud, 12 Jul 2012.

  1. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Not the jerseys, the numbers.

    Why are the numbers a different colour, some are white background, some are yellow?

    Probably being thick but........
     
  2. Nearly there

    Nearly there Über Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Apparently some teams agreed to wear yellow helmets for the leading team like Sky did,however Nissan radioshack didnt hence the yellow background numbers instead
     
  3. OP
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    Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

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    South Somerset
    thanks. :cheers:
     
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    Black numbers on yellow background is for the team with the fastest 3 riders if I heard correctly from the tv commentary a couple of days ago
     
  5. OP
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    Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

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    South Somerset
    I cant find any reference to it on the net at all.
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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  7. black numbers on yellow backgrounds are for the leaders of the 'team' classification - which currently (at the time of writing) is Leopard/Trek/Nissan/Radioshack, or whatever they're called these days....
     
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  8. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    Location:
    Colne
    And talking of numbers, how come we haven't seen number 13? The producer likes to focus in on this to give the commentators the opportunity to tell us how that rider is given special dispensation to be the only person in the Tour able to put the number on upside down. I don't think I've seen that so far this year.
     
  9. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Number 13 is Tony Gallopin (RSNT), just so you can keep an eye out.
    Perhaps he's not superstitious, and wears it right way up?
     
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