I suspect the "rainbow" term came from trying to distinguish riders with different significant jerseys on, like the "Yellow Jersey" or the "Poka dot" jersey; the rainbow jersey is the world champion. National champio ns from each country wear their colors and are recognized as wearing the jersey of the Nationial Champion of whatever event. I think the "rainbo w jersey" is easier than the "blue,red,black,yellow,green, on a white ba ckground, jersey.
Just my thoughts.
La Mesa, CA
Am I the first here to question the use of the term "rainbow" to describ e
World's Championship stripes?
I'm not at all sure the term really applies, except as a generic term
mistakenly used to describe any series of colored stripes.
David Snyder a real rainbow would seem likely today in cloudy Auburn, CA usa
>> Weather there is a right to or just indiscriminate applicatio n,
>> what was ROMIC justification for the use of the World's Rainbow
>> Stripes/Olympic rings???
>> w.e."ted gwilliam