Tweets New Year Special: Meshgate or 0800-SKY-MYEYES!

We’ve been here before. Last year we glimpsed the atrocity that is Sky’s mesh skinsuit. Well, yesterday we got quite an eyeful – something we quite honestly never ever wanted to witness.

Now, before I get accused of hypocrisy, as in, “you wouldn’t be saying this if Cancellara was wearing that”, I say, “Oh yes I would!” Imagination, my friends, is the key to attraction – and these mesh skinsuits leave nothing to that, therefore they should be STOPPED. But what has brought this New Year tirade? Well …

Nothin’ but net

Here is what Chris Froome posted yesterday.

Froome original tweet

And here is what happened immediately after he tweeted that.

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Don’t get strung out …

This thought stream was inevitable.

Time Warped Mind 1a Time Warped mind 2

And a little musical interlude, courtesy of Tim Curry.

Time Warped Mind 1


While we’re on the subject of saucy suspenders.

Wiggo la sensa

Agent provateur 1 Agent provateur 2 Agent provateur 3Stare

And a birthday suit conversation which I think we all wish hadn’t ever happened.

birthday suit 1 birthday suit 2

And this was another inevitable comparison.

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How about another little musical interlude?

Cher back 1

Cher back 2

And speaking of Cher, she did a (bad) film called Burlesque a few years ago, did she not? [Yes, she did, with Christina Aguilera. Don’t bother – Ed the film critic.] Must have been where Rapha got their inspiration. (I won’t torment you with the musical interlude for that reference…)


Drag 1

Which brings us neatly back to where we started with Rocky Horror.

Let’s net us an Austrian demigod

For all the shock and horror that the picture evoked, there was a subgroup who thought that, on the right person, it might not be so bad. But remember, keep your eyes on the modesty panel!

Bernie 2

Bernie 1

Wiggo 1

This was taken by Jered Gruber and while I never want to use Jered’s pictures for evil, I had to share the pain.


The only thing between him and us is a whisper thin layer of mesh. Move away sloooowwwwwly (Image: Jered Gruber)

Contador grimaceThere was the inevitable Fabs question as well. I prefer the #SacredHaunches sheathed in lycra, not playing peek-a-boo with mesh panels.

not even fabs not even fabs 2 Fabs AssosBut funniest of all was a case of mistaken identity.

Skinsuit skin 1Froome Sky Bondage

Panache however has a knack for turning pain into profit. Oh, that makes him sound sleazy. Anyway, here’s his new idea!

New tees 1And on that note, let’s have …

The Last Word

Last Word club cyclists

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