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.
That moment you see your 10 year old kit is now a fashion statement, then realise you gave ALL of it away. https://t.co/dDMCzjOn1q
— Mark Cavendish (@MarkCavendish) April 20, 2018
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.
Just happen to have these laying around !! pic.twitter.com/D1Q1J5wFBu
— ghincapie (@ghincapie) April 21, 2018
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 road.cc 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.