That’s Tyler Hamilton’s b-bike from a previous tour, bought by a local racer. Suspcious that it was part of a bikes for dope program? It says Postal on it! The owner is waiting for a subpoena.
He’d remove the fenders and that crazy amount of stack height for a proper perp walk.
When no one was making any real money at this sport, bike racers would employ all sorts of cheap tricks to win, including the tuck.
Pulling your shorts up high to hold your jersey in place, was a “poor-man’s skinsuit.” Also note the old-school, banged up saddle. A saddle used to last a lifetime.