Polka dots signifying the King/Queen of the Mountain – wherever did this come from? The maillot a pois rouge is a fairly recent addition (1975) to the long-standing competition for King of the Mountains in the Tour de France. There’s a very informative and entertaining historical recap by Simon Crisp here>.
Today, the iconic use of polka dots can be found in all manner of cycling products and applications. Here are the most fun we’ve found this year…
One of the first companies to popularize dots on cycling clothing for women, and still doing it best. Each year Kim and her team introduce some new and wonderful graphic treatment.
The Polka Dot Bike Shop
And why not? Seattle is a creative city and a cycling hub – an ideal place for this highly skilled, service oriented bike repair shop. Check out the Dot if you’re in the area.
Coffee & Cols
The British do it best here. Get the full set of jerseys here.
Getting a Grip
We joined the fray with a limited edition T-Glove this year. Buy yours here>.
The Sandra (available in black or red) provides dots of fun and comfort. We stock them here>.
Our limited-edition salute to this year’s Tour…