Jump to content

Why dont pro cyclists wear compression socks?


gummibear
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 62
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

They only look cool to tri folk, and matches an Mdot tattoo...For the rest it looks k@k.

 

I think I saw a couple of guys wearing compression gear on the podium though?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From what i have been told they are banned during racing? - Had hassles racing in a pair before, but no-one could tell me why!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

UCI rules forbid them. When Cippo tried to wear a full length body suit, the UCI insisted that he cut them off at 4 finers above the knee, and the socks were only allowed to go up 4 fingers above the shoe, ie just short of the calf muscle. Also answering why Euro pros wear their socks the way they do.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 weeks of the Tour and not one Pro wearing them?So do they onnly help for running then?

Same reason you don't see the world's top runners (Kenyans & Ethiopeans) wearing them during big city marathons. They have no benefit during races, just adds weight.

 

They also look very silly!!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest agteros

Compression socks help to prevent blood pooling in your lower legs, as well as with varicose veins

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What were the black tights that Andy Schleck was wearing the other day on the podium if not compression tights??? I got a pair of full leg compression tights before the Panorama and wore them at the end of each day at the Sani. Do they work- don't know. Are they cool- don't care ( but I will not be seen in those ridiculous compression socks).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What were the black tights that Andy Schleck was wearing the other day on the podium if not compression tights?

They were. I'd say all of the riders wear them for recovery after the ride. They're different to compression socks, though, which seem to be a fad among triathletes during a race.

Edited by Edman
Link to comment
Share on other sites

One of the World Cup mtb teams fines their riders for being seen in compression gear, they're fined becasue they look stupid and by extension make the rest of their team look dumb, good rule I say.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It also fcuks up the awesome laser engraved tan lines they spend all summer working on. Plus no-one can ogle your smashing calves properly. and you look like tri idiot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

My Profile My Forum Content My Followed Content Forum Settings Ad Messages My Ads My Favourites My Saved Alerts My Pay Deals Settings Help Logout