The ring is worn by the fastest rider of the day. First one into camp or the hotel wears the ring. On this day (quite a few days ago) Crihs from NYC wore it for being the fastest on the preceding day. But the ring changes from a boy rider to a girl rider daily. Fastest boy, fastest girl, and so on…
I have yet to wear the ring. I usually ride in the middle of the pack but I stop to take lots of photos. Or to make PB and J’s or talk to locals or swim in creeks or to call Nick and bitch about the way-sheet. Sometimes I text him to tell him how great my day is going.