Fat Cyclist (via cyclelicio.us ) has a brilliant writeup on the latest Euro-style trend in hair. Jan Ullrich’s new hair cut and the Discovery Channel response:
“His curly, highly moussed locks clearly state, ‘I am the team captain. You must ride in support of me, and in support of my hair.’ I only wish that we had thought of this hair before last year’s Tour de France; perhaps we could have kept Vinokourov in check.
And he offers some insight into why Armstrong chose Ullrich to win the Tour instead of good friend Ivan Basso:
“I’m just glad that I’m retired,” said a concerned-looking Armstrong, pensively running a hand through his (rather pedestrian) close-cropped hair. “I mean, I’ve always said that Ullrich was my greatest opponent. With that new hairstyle, well, I don’t know.” Armstrong paused for a moment, weighing his words. “To tell the truth, I don’t think I could compete with that.”