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Kanye West - Singer-songwriter, philosopher, and collector of retro cycling gear

Mark Cavendish now regrets giving all his kit away ... but George Hincapie has kept some of his

Kim Kardashian’s fondness for wearing cycling shorts is well documented – and now, husband Kanye West has revealed he’s into retro cycling kit, with a tweet that attracted the attention of none other than former world champion, Mark Cavendish.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter West returned to Twitter last week after an absence of a year, and among the dozens of self-promoting tweets and philosophical musings he has since posted, was one that caught Cavendish’s eye.

Yes, that’s a 2008 Team Columbia-Highroad training top, sporting the colours Cavendish wore when he claimed the first four of his 30 career Tour de France stage victories. We’re not too sure about those shorts, mind.

Among Cavendish’s team-mates at that edition of the race was George Hincapie, who won the US national road championship the following year and seems to have held onto some of his old kit.

Oh, and that Columbia reference in West’s tweet? He attended Columbia College in Chicago for one semester before launching his musical career, with his 2004 debut album entitled The College Dropout.


Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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captain_slog | 5 years ago

Yeezy rider.

Leviathan | 5 years ago
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Kanye West, is that somewhere in Florida? Many good hills around there or is it pan flat?

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