My Backyard Awards- Le Tour de France

In honor of the final day of Le Tour de France and the winners receiving their just rewards, I thought that I would give out some awards of my own based on the fashion sense of the teams.

So here goes

1. Most Fun Award: LAMPRE-ISD: I love these outfits. Every time I saw one of these guys, I wanted to go buy some Bazooka Bubble gum! These were the most eye-popping jerseys, yet. Yummy! (the guys were, too).

 

 

2.Most Festive Award: EUSKATEL-EUSKADI: These jerseys made me want to go out and trick ‘o’ treat! Nothing says “it’s Halloween” like black and orange outfits. I know what I’m dressing up as this year. Thanks guys!

 

 

 

3.Most Yuppish Award: AG2R LA MONDIALE: Granted, these are super cute and the colors go nicely together, but seriously, a white jersey with this pattern on it has got “yuppy” written all over it.

 

 

 

4.Worst Color To Wear In The Summer Award: SKY PROCYCLING: What really gets an athlete going? Wearing an oufit that is nearly all black while cycling outside in the middle of summer in France. Yaaah, baby!

 

 

 

5.Most France Patriotic Award: QUICKSTEP CYCLING TEAM: This team really wanted to make a good impression on the French. Red, white and blue outfits just might do the trick.

 

 

 

6.Most Pleasing To The Eye Award: PROTEAM ASTANA: These outfits, hands down, win this award. Nice use of color. They go so well together. The people that choose these jerseys really knew the color wheel.  I might need them to come over to my house and do some color schemes.

 

 

 

7.Best Name Award: MOVISTAR TEAM: Really? The first few days of the race, I had no idea what the commentators were talking about! Movie star? Where? Then I saw the name scrawled across the derriere of one of the team members. Ohhhh! Now I get it……

 

 

 

8.Most Boring: HTC-HIGHROAD: Sorry guys, these jerseys need some sprucing up. There just wasn’t enough here that was eye-catching about them. In order to not be so drab, you should have taken a look inside a crayon box, there is plenty of colors to choose from in there. Better luck next year.

 

 

 

9.Best Use Of Two Colors Award: TEAM EUROPCAR: Green and black. Excellent choice guys. The two colors that were chosen go so well together. They stood out nicely and this team looked very well put together. Hip, Hip, Hooray!

 

 

 

10.Most Use Of One Color Award: COFIDIS, LE CRÉDIT EN LIGNE: Wow! All red, hum. I guess they thought adding the little, yellow sun was gonna make people notice that the rest of their outfits are pretty much one color. Well, that didn’t work for me. I noticed.

 

Last, but not least, I could not go away without giving the Worst Dress Award to the girls who are on the podium to give the “King of the Mountain” award. Granted the guy who wins has to sport the white jersey with the red polka dots. Fine by me. The jersey has a small area to cover, but please, not the dresses! This year’s was one of the ugliest I have ever seen. If I was one of those girls chosen to wear that, I would have pitched a fit and then called my mom and all my friends and told them not to watch. Please people, do a better job on these next year. Just because you have to have the polka dots, doesn’t mean you have to design an ugly dress!

 

**Please note, that NO images were taken by me.I take NO credit for them.  I found all of them on Google Images.

 

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About backyardprovence

I was finally able to realized my dream of living in France when I moved here in 2010. I love to read,I love history and road trips. I want to be doing anything outside in the fresh air. I want to have an entire room devoted to a personal library.

Posted on July 24, 2011, in French Daily and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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