The Devil has been a cycling fixture for many years. The German cycling fan has been paying his own way to races around the world to ride next to pro cyclist at key moments. Now, Specialized is looking to give their riders a bit of good luck or protection by having their own Specialized Angel superfan.
It is not know if the fetching Angel is indeed a cycling superfan who happens to be paid by Specialized or simply a lovely model dressed in an Angel costume. Velochimp doesn’t care either way and wishes for more roadside attractions such as the Angel at cycling events.
Specialized has a writeup on the the prologue of the Tour of California that includes a few shots of Levi and the Angel.
The fabled Angel was reportedly sent from heaven to bless and protect the riders as they race across California. While many question her existence, or explain her appearances as delusions existing in the minds of dehydrated, over-exerted cyclists, the Specialized Angel is in fact real. A beautiful winged creature, she appears most often at the tops of long climbs, offering riders inspiration and a reward for making it to the top. While she seems to have a special place in her heart for cyclists on Specialized bikes and equipment, she shares her beauty and positivity with all cyclists, regardless of equipment, skills or cycling ability.
Wonder how long this will last? Will we see the Angel in the Tour de France? Will she get along with Diddy the Devil? Is that guy with the the bull horns and football helmet going to be at the Tour this year now that Lance is retired?
General ToC pics from Flickr: Flickr Photos Tagged with Tourofcalifornia