Mario Cipollini’s infamous muscle skin suit worn during the Tour.
What is the effect of the outlandish clothing seen in various sports? When taken out of context much of it would look absurd, however there is some positive psychological effect that it has on the athletes.
Maybe by helping placing them in the right mindset, possibly the outfit looks fast?
Maybe at a certain point somehow increasing an athletes confidence is more beneficial than physically improving the performance of a garment or component.