Uni Watch’s coverage has always been very sock-centric. Hell, our logo is a stirrup! Until now, though, I don’t think I’ve ever written about cycling socks. But the situation that’s been developing with the American cycling team EF Education-EasyPost is weird enough to merit a full post.
Here’s the deal: EF’s current kit includes a darker-colored sock for the right foot and a lighter-colored sock for the left foot (as shown above). This led to the creation of an amusing Twitter account devoted to tracking which team members were wearing the socks in their proper configuration and which members were getting it wrong. The Twitter feed, which made liberal use of the hashtag #leftlightrightbright , was itself the subject of some media coverage .
All in good fun, right? But then things got more confusing, as longtime Uni Watch reader Bernie Langer summarized in Sunday’s Ticker (which I realize you may have missed, because we have fewer readers on the weekends): In all the press photos from when the kit was released, the lighter-colored sock was on the left, matching the shoulder panels on the jersey. However, it turns out that the team has two different types of socks — regular socks, and aero socks. The aero socks actually have “L” and “R” designations labeling the correct foot – and they’re the opposite of what was shown in the press photos. American Neilsen Powless finished second in a stage of an early season race [on Saturday]. The Twitter account noted his […]
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