Hugo Koblet, below, was known for carrying a comb in his jersey pocket. Just prior to the finish line, he would comb his hair to look good for the girls and the cameras.
Its not quite the same these days. Many professional cyclists have terrible hair. Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner are two good examples (see photos as bottom). Lucky for them, helmets are compulsory so they can look good (but only most of the time).
|Hugo Koblet always raced with a comb.|
|Fausto Coppi off the bike|