I never understood the costume change thing. It only worked against him. Was he worried someone was going to notice a guy in black shorts on a bike? His cheating is all the more obvious when he shows up in photos with different outfits or shirts that look like they are fresh out of the laundry. The guy is an idiot.[/quote]
As I explained early on (check the early pages) in this thing and will do again, it's because he's starting back and those people around him will never see him again as he's long gone before they finish. Yes, it's that simple friend, although it may not make sense, it's the only reason.
If he's photographed early on, and then later on wearing the same outfit he has to explain why he's running so far back so slowly and then suddenly makes his way up to the point of leading the master's race and beating all women, women whom he never passed and they can verify. If he's wearing a different outfit, not many people will put 1 and 1 together that it's the same guy. If not for LR, he would have gotten away with it much longer than he did and that's a fact. Notice he always attempts to keep his head down whenever caught during the race for a photo op that he can see coming. He simply denies that it's him.