Signs of Spring

Maybe it’s the early flowers appearing or the buds swelling on the trees. But for the discerning cyclist, there’s another form of greenery that marks the approach of spring: green sidewalls.

Why are they green? Vittoria offer an “all-weather” tub. I’m skeptical about their advantage but the sidewalls are meant to offer extra grip, especially when wet. It’s a good marketing coup as they’re so recognisable, indeed they’ve become a sign of spring.