Once a year, the cycling community and fans around the world allow for men to ride a pink bike to ride through the street, even if it’s metallic, glossy pink. Peacefully, we might add.
Real Men ride Pink
Even before Vincenzo Nibali could be crowned winner of the Giro d’Italia officially, with one stage remaining, his team went all out with a full jarring pink paintjob on his Specialized Tarmac.
The Corima wheels, Look pedals and saddle were sparred the pink highlights, but you can’t dismiss the neon pink bar tape up front.
Some call it a resurrection, when Nibali was close to giving up on the Giro, but clawed back to a thrilling finish to seal a fourth Grand Tour title that had seemed an impossible. Perhaps the attention-grabbing, statement-making makeover to his bike reflects the nature in which he has roared back to win this Giro.
How times have changed, as the last time Nibali won the Giro in 2013, he rode a normal white Astana issue bike.