French champ ditches lingerie model

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Aurelien Duval

Aurelien Duval wins the 2012 national cyclocross championships in Quelneuc, France.

He can now wear the blue, red and white tricolore jersey of national champion for the next 12 months and I wonder if his joy is increased now that he can ditch the unmistakable jersey of his club, UV Aube? Yes, it features a lingerie model.

The photo is from L’Equipe and they have more images from the race in their online gallery. The Union Vélocipédique Aube is a club from France’s Champagne region with a long history and is today sponsored by Charlott’ Lingerie. Here’s the full design from their website:

The kit is made from lycra and not lace

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{ 13 comments }

Champs January 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I believe in Rule 17, but for this, I make an exception.

Owen January 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm

My club are in the process of re-ordering kit. I wonder…

Tomas January 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Where can I buy this?!

bikecellar January 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Methinks I would have trouble staying focused following that jersey.

rob January 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I was racing a bit in France last year and kept on seeing this jersey. Definitely a nice distraction when you’re in the pain locker and looking for something on which to affix your 1,000 yard stare.

Bartek January 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I wouldn’t ditch it, more, I would ask to have girl included in champ kit

The Inner Ring January 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

A follow-up, in France a national champion’s jersey, like the rainbow jersey, is called a maillot distinctif, meaning a “distinctive jersey”. This must be the first time a rider wins a less distinctive jersey.

Tomas: click on the second photo, the clothing is for sale but you will have to go via the club, harder if you are out of France.

Larry T. January 9, 2012 at 10:58 am

The Lion King used to have pinup photos on his handlebar stem. Reminds me of the old Sauna Diana bus of the TVM squad. Sure beats the Footon-Servetto kit from a few years back!

fournwi January 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

What kit does their womens team wear? Er, nevermind.

The Hurricane January 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

You would have thought something more similar to the link below would have been more appropriate.

http://fastrunrobbie.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/3010-bikini-top.jpg

Chris January 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Wow! Who wants to win when you can follow that!

Anonymous January 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

haha great kit. Not so sure it’s going to get the shewoman man haters support but I am cool with that.

Kevin January 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I like it, what a unique idea.

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