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French champ ditches lingerie model

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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  • Champs Sunday, 8 January 2012, 8:40 pm

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

  • Owen Sunday, 8 January 2012, 8:41 pm

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

  • Tomas Sunday, 8 January 2012, 9:32 pm

    Where can I buy this?!

  • bikecellar Sunday, 8 January 2012, 10:25 pm

    Methinks I would have trouble staying focused following that jersey.

  • rob Sunday, 8 January 2012, 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 Sunday, 8 January 2012, 11:49 pm

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

  • The Inner Ring Monday, 9 January 2012, 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. Monday, 9 January 2012, 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 Monday, 9 January 2012, 9:02 pm

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

  • The Hurricane Monday, 9 January 2012, 10:22 pm

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


  • Chris Friday, 13 January 2012, 11:00 pm

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

  • Anonymous Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 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 Saturday, 28 January 2012, 9:24 pm

    I like it, what a unique idea.