2012 Giro d’Italia, Stage 8: No, Pippo is not riding alongside Tommeke here because the Omegastep rider is in California. (Credit: Tim de Waele via Corbisimages.com)
2012 Giro d’Italia, Stage 5: Pippo departed from Modena prepared to alter the hue of his upper arms which I hope is done with sunscreen so he is never accused of being tanorexic. (Credit: Riccardo Scanferla via Photors.net)
2012 Ronde van Vlaanderen Reconnaissance: It’s never too early in the year to improve one’s tan, no? (Credit: Riccardo Scanferla via Photors.net)
2006 Tour de France, Stage 6: After another long stage of protecting sprinter Tommeke in the sun Pippo showed the tanlines created by his sunglasses. (Credit: Sirotti via Cyclingnews.com)
Will the Tours of Qatar and Oman provide us with more picspam of shirtless Pippo showcasing his koi tattoo? (Credit: Getty Images via EBIL Pippo-snarking Broom Wagon blog on Sbs.com.au)
2012 Tour de San Luis: We suspect that someone is riding without socks to maximize sun exposure to to obscure tanlines before returning to the Wintry throes of Europe. (Credit: Via Gsstradella.it)
2010 Tour of Qatar: That, dear madam/sir, is no tattooed desert mirage. (Credit: Getty Images via Broom Wagon/Sbs.com)
2008 Tour de France: It is easy to be distracted by enticing tan lines but one must not overlook the gilded, golden tennis shoes.
Credit: Roberto Bettini.