Cycling Strip Tease LBL19-4
One of the many challenges facing the peloton in today's Liege Bastogne Liege was exactly what to wear during the phase of the race. As the riders left Liege it was just barely above freezing with a hard rain. As the kilometers mounted, the day warmed the sun popped in and out, and the effort of racing warmed the racers' core (if not their fingers and toes). So it was that Enric Mas (Decenunick Quick Step) stripped of his arm warmers even as he set the pace on the front of the peloton. It must have been even more demoralizing for Michael Albasini (Mitchelton-Scott) to be caught by someone who was undressing rather than struggling with the effort of catching him.