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08 Jul 2013 15:50

Wunengzi wrote:This is nice to see, Radioshack has an actual national jersey. I only have screenshots from a Sporza video, so please forgive me for the quality of the pictures.

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Very nice, I was fearing the worst. And thank you Belgian federation! I wish ever country had rules for what their jerseys need to look like, like Belgium do.

Impey's jersey also look good.
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08 Jul 2013 16:01

search wrote:it's because the belgian federation insisted on it, Radioshack did their usual national jersey design first


National federations should be more insisting!
In Italy when you need a coffee you need the right barista, so you need to teach Chris [Juul Jensen] how to make the right coffee.


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09 Jul 2013 06:38

Most national jerseys don't carry the prestige the Belgian one does, and if the federations insisted on rules like that the country's top riders might not even start in the national championships (which they often don't anyway).
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09 Jul 2013 07:50

RedheadDane wrote:National federations should be more insisting!


Agree with that, especially by keeping in mind those fans who are not following everyday cycling and so can recognize the national champions more easily.
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09 Jul 2013 08:27

100% agree. If the team doesn't commit to the specific design it should be fined big time.
Let's give back some respect for the national champs FFS.
" wrote:"It's magnificent to end it like this," he said. "All the big champions like (Laurent) Jalabert and (Richard) Virenque went out on top and I wanted to do the same."?
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09 Jul 2013 10:22

Michele wrote:Agree with that, especially by keeping in mind those fans who are not following everyday cycling and so can recognize the national champions more easily.


I'd say the best/worst example is the Cannondale style jersey where you can basically only see that a rider is national champion if you're flying over the peloton...

[SIZE="2"]But I really dislike the Cannondale style jersey, so I might be slightly biased...[/SIZE]
In Italy when you need a coffee you need the right barista, so you need to teach Chris [Juul Jensen] how to make the right coffee.


Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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09 Jul 2013 13:40

I can understand that main sponsors want their top riders wearing their own colors, but you have to remind that sports like cycling have casual viewers (the ones who follow just when Giro or Tour are on tv) so a proper national jersey could attract more attention and more easy to spot.
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09 Jul 2013 13:55

Michele wrote:I can understand that main sponsors want their top riders wearing their own colors


yes, of course, but who started this?! Leopard, didn't they? And they did not even have a sponsor
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09 Jul 2013 20:03

How about Movistar and their spanish jersey 2 years ago?
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09 Jul 2013 20:06

More like Banesto with the Spanish jersey 20 years ago.

And Radioshack's bad jerseys and Movistar's were about the same time if we take Leopard into account. Cannondale's and GreenEdge's came later.
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09 Jul 2013 20:50

I wonder what Costa's national champ skinsuit will look like, It would be cool if it was like his short lived 2010 one.
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09 Jul 2013 21:05

Yea, but that was when they were Caisse d'Epargne. They always had great champion's kits as Caisse.
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09 Jul 2013 22:45

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09 Jul 2013 22:47

caricas wrote:Image


Its damn gorgeous. Like parrulo said: ''You can't go wrong with the classic''. :D
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09 Jul 2013 22:51

BigMac wrote:Its damn gorgeous. Like parrulo said: ''You can't go wrong with the classic''. :D


i want to see the full kit , but from this view looks great :)
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09 Jul 2013 22:59

Rui Costa has one of the best national jerseys I have ever seen in my life.
I love it.
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09 Jul 2013 23:05

I think they did the same they did with Dowsett and the bottom part of the skinsuit will be typical Movistar colours :o

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Still it could be much worse considering what they did with the spanish and italian road champ jerseys . . .
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09 Jul 2013 23:10

I feel like there are a lot of these plain white kits with a flag across it, it is getting a bit repetitive
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09 Jul 2013 23:16

Yea, but plain white with the flag across it is the classic Portuguese jersey, and that's how the Portuguese jersey SHOULD look. As a rough indicator:

Giant tricolors: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Estonia, Spain (if applicable), Hungary
White with flag bands: Germany, Austria, Portugal, Poland (+national emblem), Lithuania, Latvia
Either/or: Italy, Russia
White with national colours but not flag: UK, Australia, South Africa, Ireland
National colours full jersey: Slovenia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Canada
Full jersey flag: Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USA
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09 Jul 2013 23:20

Would look nice if the shorts were white. That blue will look quite ugly when comparing to the jersey colours.
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