Specialized Edition Romin saddle 2014
Within the cycling lexicon the "corked" maxim—and other references to Champagne
—date back to the early 1900s, when 6-day races were en vogue (as far as we're concerned, they still are) and champagne would flow freely to the victors.
So, the cork became synonymous with having power or energy on demand. If you were "uncorked", you wound up "feeling flat". Your day was over. It's all so very clear, now. Isn't it? May you always be corked.