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Jul 3, 2013
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Can somebody please let me know why British national champion jersey has Dutch or Luxembroug flag on it and not a British flag? I cannot find an answer anywhere and I really wonder why!

Thanks for answer!
 
Feb 27, 2011
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It's already discussed a couple of pages back. It is the classic British design and only a few exceptions haven't looked like it.
I think it would look better if the rings weren't broken and it wouldn't resemble a flag as much.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Yukiya Arashiro's national champ jersey. Looks good. Fast Freddies jersey is awesome as well.

 
Feb 1, 2011
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SLO_cyclist said:
Can somebody please let me know why British national champion jersey has Dutch or Luxembroug flag on it and not a British flag? I cannot find an answer anywhere and I really wonder why!

Thanks for answer!
If the British national champs jersey causes you consternation, you ought to compare the flags of New Zealand and Australia to their national champs jerseys. Prepare to have your mind blown.
 
SLO_cyclist said:
Can somebody please let me know why British national champion jersey has Dutch or Luxembroug flag on it and not a British flag? I cannot find an answer anywhere and I really wonder why!

Thanks for answer!
because sporting colours and flags are two very different things.
take soccer for example, and the Italian national squad.

And some might say that a bright orange would be more appropriate for the dutch champion than the blue/white/red
 
Sep 16, 2012
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observer said:
because sporting colours and flags are two very different things.
take soccer for example, and the Italian national squad.

And some might say that a bright orange would be more appropriate for the dutch champion than the blue/white/red
Orange = Dutch National Team (current design also has red / white / blue bands)
Flag = Dutch Champion
 
Sep 16, 2012
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Even if you like Cavendish's British Champion's jersey you have to admit it looks bad as a skinsuit - the red / white / blue "bands" are too low.



Did Cavendish ever wear a rainbow skinsuit last year?

If he's that concerned with aerodynamics why doesn't he shave? :)
 
Apr 20, 2009
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Afrank said:
Yukiya Arashiro's national champ jersey. Looks good. Fast Freddies jersey is awesome as well.

i disagree. when i first tuned into yesterday's stage and saw the white jersey in the breakaway i thought whoever was wearing the maillot blanc had made it into the break. i think the japan champ's jersey needs a rethink.

i agree about fred rodriguez's jelly belly jersey, though.

to me the best national champ jerseys are the one's where you can easily identify both the team and the country. sagan's national champ jersey is an example of this. some of the jerseys of national champs that have ridden for katusha have been good, too.
 
Dec 21, 2010
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gregod said:
i disagree. when i first tuned into yesterday's stage and saw the white jersey in the breakaway i thought whoever was wearing the maillot blanc had made it into the break. i think the japan champ's jersey needs a rethink.
The big red sun with the Euopcar logo above didnt give it away?
 
Sep 8, 2009
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gregod said:
i disagree. when i first tuned into yesterday's stage and saw the white jersey in the breakaway i thought whoever was wearing the maillot blanc had made it into the break. i think the japan champ's jersey needs a rethink.
agree. bring this back:




now seriously. it's perfect,you can't make it better
 
gregod said:
i disagree. when i first tuned into yesterday's stage and saw the white jersey in the breakaway i thought whoever was wearing the maillot blanc had made it into the break. i think the japan champ's jersey needs a rethink.

i agree about fred rodriguez's jelly belly jersey, though.

to me the best national champ jerseys are the one's where you can easily identify both the team and the country. sagan's national champ jersey is an example of this. some of the jerseys of national champs that have ridden for katusha have been good, too.
:eek:

Really?
 
Apr 2, 2013
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I like the Japanese, Norwegian and Portuguese jerseys but usually find the USA jerseys to be hideous so I suppose the Jelly Belly version isn’t too bad in comparison, prefer the Mexican though.
 
Dec 30, 2009
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jens_attacks said:
agree. bring this back:




now seriously. it's perfect,you can't make it better
That design is considered extremely offensive in Asia. Somewhat as if the German national champion showed up in kit with the swastika on it.
 
GPdesAmeriques said:
Even if you like Cavendish's British Champion's jersey you have to admit it looks bad as a skinsuit - the red / white / blue "bands" are too low.



Did Cavendish ever wear a rainbow skinsuit last year?

If he's that concerned with aerodynamics why doesn't he shave? :)
That's something that should get him banned. He's not the TT champion, so he shouldn't be ALLOWED a skinsuit in his national colours.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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Libertine Seguros said:
That's something that should get him banned. He's not the TT champion, so he shouldn't be ALLOWED a skinsuit in his national colours.
At this rate, they should ban all the top sprinters :D

 
Sep 16, 2012
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Libertine Seguros said:
That's something that should get him banned. He's not the TT champion, so he shouldn't be ALLOWED a skinsuit in his national colours.
The UCI needs to ban skinsuits in road races for everyone! Skinsuits should only be for track, time trials, and cyclocross.
 
Apr 11, 2013
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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.


 
Mar 13, 2009
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Wunengzi said:
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.
Thanks a lot! This is what they should have been doing all along... nice to see someone finally got a decent jersey!
 

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