Can you imagine Bjarne Riis or Johan Bruyneel attending a press conference in their new team jerseys for CSC or Astana? Or how about Manolo Sáiz, former director sportif for now-defunct Liberty Mutual and Once, which once had pink togs? Rock Racing owner Michael Ball in a black and lime green jersey at the press conferences the day before the California prologue was an odd. And a first I can remember. But stranger things have happened in cycling.