|2000 TDF - Lance the team player|
|Chris Froome in 2013 winning the yellow helmet. Alberto Contador wearing one as well so people think that he is actually winning the TDF. See how that works?|
Fast forward to the collapse of the king and all his minions; Fans and cyclists everywhere wanted to look like anyone but Lance after the trail of syringes. Yellow jerseys and helmets became what cyclists who didn't know any better wore. The yellow I-wanna-look-like-Lance jersey is so scarce today that you have a better chance of seeing someone riding in a full-length fur coat.
But, for reasons unknown the yellow helmet is making a comeback. These spy shots below are from top secret locations around the world where professional and non were captured wearing the casque jaune (that's French for Lance's helmet).
So I guess that stigmata of the yellow helmet has fizzled. They are everywhere again. CX, XC, DH. PPC, NCIS. But this time it's different. This time a yellow helmet is just a bright color. It's not a statement. This time riders realize that by wearing a yellow helmet that they are not saying they are faster or better than riders who don't, just brighter.
Long live yellow!