Best and Worst National Champs jerseys

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I can't believe nobody posted Voeckler.

I wonder if the French federation has some kind of rules, because they always seem to be the same.
 
Oct 30, 2011
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The_Z_man said:
I can't believe nobody posted Voeckler.

I wonder if the French federation has some kind of rules, because they always seem to be the same.
Well, most of the French winners have been on French teams. I think for the French, the national jersey is quite important, so when a team has it, they are very keen to show it off. The only non-French team that's had it recently is QS with Chavanel, and they're usually quite "respectful" of the national jerseys too.
 
Here's my favourite British cyclist modelling my favourite British champion's kit:



I also really liked this iteration of the Italian kit, which makes the Movistar one seem even more chronic:



But while the Caisse d'Epargne carbon colours made for an awesome Spanish jersey, the effect was nothing like as impressive with the French:

 
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Do the riders have any say in the kit design? You'd assume they'd want the flags as big as possible! (ala zabriskies captain america TT)

 
Nov 14, 2011
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Wigwan said:
What about Frank Shleck jersey? It's about the same as his litle brother.
It's the fact that the national flags aren't even across the riders chest but across their stomachs that annoys me
 
Nov 14, 2011
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And what if the british champ was at RSNT? Would it be near identical to franks jersey? Maybe a darker (ie royal) blue?
 
Aug 18, 2009
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Dunno why Cav feels the need to keep a chipolata and a couple of plums for his lunch in his skinsuit - it's a track race. :confused:
 
Jul 16, 2010
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That one picture is a little bit too big Parrulo.

I agree with you on Mimo's jersey, loved that one! Disappointed he didn't defend his title.
 
El Pistolero said:
That one picture is a little bit too big Parrulo.

I agree with you on Mimo's jersey, loved that one! Disappointed he didn't defend his title.
yup that's why i removed it.

i always wondered how a full flag portuguese jersey would look like with a green top and red bottom with the shield in the middle with a decent size and not the little one they use with the traditional design

 
Parrulo said:
yup that's why i removed it.

i always wondered how a full flag portuguese jersey would look like with a green top and red bottom with the shield in the middle with a decent size and not the little one they use with the traditional design

Like this:



That's why they go with the white jersey with the national bands. Far classier than this fugly affair.
 
Libertine Seguros said:
Like this:



That's why they go with the white jersey with the national bands. Far classier than this fugly affair.
the fact that they didn't use the proper green which is stronger isn't helping there and the shield on that jersey is too small. black shorts would also be helpful probably
 
Jul 16, 2010
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I hate it when they have matching shorts for road jerseys. Phil's outfit would've looked a lot better with black shorts. I hope Boonen has black shorts again and the matching helm.
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Parrulo said:
the fact that they didn't use the proper green which is stronger isn't helping there and the shield on that jersey is too small. black shorts would also be helpful probably
Yeah, but it's a skinsuit though.
 

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