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Why do so many of the pro's

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 29 Jul 2007.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    not wear gloves during the TT's. To me gloves are also a very important protection if coming to grief and sliding down the road.

    I've also just been looking for the umpteenth time at the photos on Cyclingnews of yesterdays TT, there is absolutely no doubt how much effort the riders have to give in that discipline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I think the Gerolsteiner and Milram teams must have read your comment, Keith.
    I noticed that they are wearing gloves that bare an uncanny resemblance to washing-up gloves! :thumbsup:
     
  3. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Not wearing gloves is a TT'ers thing. I don't know why. Maybe because they aren't long enough to cause much discomfort. Sometimes I find gloves can be a bit slippy when using tribars and bare hands can feel more secure, although personally I prefer wearing gloves to help wipe away the drool and snot. Seems to clear the sinuses somewhat in my case.
     
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I don't wear gloves full stop - to be honest, I stopped years before the 'washable' ones were available - used to have the leather palmed ones, but they just didn't wash. I am looking at getting some gloves, but haven't made the move - and yes I have gravel rashed them in crashes before. Plus I'm an ex. TT'er so that's probably why.
     
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I don't wear mitts at all. I know I should, but a cyclists suntan looks stupid enough already without glaring white patches on your hands and fingers.