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Champion's bands on jerseys

17 Oct 2011 07:32

What's the deal with these champion's bands on cyclo-cross jerseys?
There seems to be no logic behind who uses them when.

Sometimes it's a former champion (Nys) wearing them in-race:
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He's also wearing them on the podium:
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Here you can see Štybar wearing his normal World champion's jersey on the podium.

But in another race, he had a jersey similar to Nys':
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By the way, I really like how they transformed the red stripes from the regular Quick Step jersey into the rainbow stripes...

And another reigning champion (Albert) also wears a similar jersey on a podium:
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Unlike Nys, he's the current champion, so he could wear the normal Belgian champion's jersey (which he does in-race). Why does he (and Štybar too, on some occasions) change to a jersey more in line with the regular team jersey?
Is it to get bigger sponsor exposure?
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21 Oct 2011 16:16

Isn't that just an extra jersey they wear after the race to keep warm?
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21 Oct 2011 21:43

El Pistolero wrote:Isn't that just an extra jersey they wear after the race to keep warm?


Dunno I guess, but then why:

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Although they do here...
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I guess it's team dependent :)
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23 Oct 2011 21:57

Michielveedeebee wrote:Dunno I guess, but then why:

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Although they do here...
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I guess it's team dependent :)


It's hard to have a lot of ads on the Belgian national jersey, that's why I think.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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28 Oct 2011 16:22

There are very specific rules on the wearing of World Champions jerseys laid down by the UCI
http://www.uci.ch/Modules/BUILTIN/getObject.asp?MenuId=MTYwNzQ&ObjTypeCode=FILE&type=FILE&id=NDE5NDk&LangId=1
See 1.3.063 and 1.3.064 for example.

So I assume the officials would point out any violations (I did when I was an USCF official)
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28 Oct 2011 20:14

And your point with that is?

Michielveedeebee wrote:I guess it's team dependent :)


Then how do you explain the two pictures of Štybar in my opening post? ;)
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29 Oct 2011 09:00

Fus087 wrote:Then how do you explain the two pictures of Štybar in my opening post? ;)


I can't :p
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