Shaving of leg hair within the cycling world is fairly common practice, particularly in the professional arena.  With the Tour de France hitting our TV screens on July 5th we tend to get images of the peloton as a whirlwind of smooth hairless legs that go whizzing by.  Does having less leg hair help win the race?  Maybe, maybe not!  So what are some reasons then – more aerodynamics?  Shaving can also help to make “road rash” heal much quicker, so when cleaning the wound is easier when there is no hair in it.  Or maybe it comes down to tradition – that is just what cyclists do.  What are your thoughts?