Best and Worst National Champs jerseys

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It must be the first time since Caisse d'Epargne became Movistar that the Spanish champion is not riding for the team. This jersey is certainly more distinctive than the Movistar version.[/quote]

I like the whole ensemble a lot. Let's appreciate it whilst we can as no doubt Movistar will claim it back in June. I suppose we could always hope that having seen what a good job Cofidis have done they will be embarrassed into doing something better themselves next time. Good luck to Jesús Herrada this year.
 
Depends, I'm not sure how tough the Spanish nationals are this year, if it's a sprinty course, they may lose out if Lobato goes to one of the ProContis because he'd not be super-outnumbered like Freire used to be. They're in Castellón de la Plana though, so likely to be somewhat similar to the 2011 ones that Rojas won from a two-up against Contador. It'll be just like the last time they lost the jersey, it lasted six months, because Rubén Plaza won them for Liberty Seguros Continental in 2009, then signed for Caisse in 2010.

The AG2R Swiss jerseys have fallen a long way since Elmiger's awesome one.
 
Cofidis has done a very nice job with the Spanish Champion's jersey. However, I agree as well that Movistar will have it back in June. Basically it'll be whoever Valverde has decided the team is racing for this year will most likely get it.
 
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MagnusMagnussen said:
Well here's what QST did a few years ago.... (and how it should be)

But the criticism laid against the current Aru jersey, and Nibali's Astana jersey, that it shows a Hungarian flag, still applies.

Has there ever been a vertical tricolour flag on a jersey, be it for Italy, France, Belgium or anywhere else? and was it any good?
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
MagnusMagnussen said:
Well here's what QST did a few years ago.... (and how it should be)

But the criticism laid against the current Aru jersey, and Nibali's Astana jersey, that it shows a Hungarian flag, still applies.

Has there ever been a vertical tricolour flag on a jersey, be it for Italy, France, Belgium or anywhere else? and was it any good?
Pozzato rode with one on a few Tour stages back in 2009 which can be seen pretty far down in this link:

https://sicycle.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/a-celebration-of-filippo-pozzatos-fashion-sense/
 
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tobydawq said:
Armchair cyclist said:
MagnusMagnussen said:
Well here's what QST did a few years ago.... (and how it should be)

But the criticism laid against the current Aru jersey, and Nibali's Astana jersey, that it shows a Hungarian flag, still applies.

Has there ever been a vertical tricolour flag on a jersey, be it for Italy, France, Belgium or anywhere else? and was it any good?
Pozzato rode with one on a few Tour stages back in 2009 which can be seen pretty far down in this link:

https://sicycle.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/a-celebration-of-filippo-pozzatos-fashion-sense/
Doesn't look that good to me, I prefer a horizontal. The one he wore during Paris - Roubaix in 2010 is still one of the best national champs jerseys I have seen, albeit for a very sad reason.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
MagnusMagnussen said:
Well here's what QST did a few years ago.... (and how it should be)

But the criticism laid against the current Aru jersey, and Nibali's Astana jersey, that it shows a Hungarian flag, still applies.

Has there ever been a vertical tricolour flag on a jersey, be it for Italy, France, Belgium or anywhere else? and was it any good?
Even on the podium after the champs it's a horizontal jersey:

 
IMHO the classiest are the withe ones with the orizontal stripes on the chest in WC style, the jerseys made by Bora for example are the best. Anyway also something that fits in the team colours like Nibali is good for me.
 
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Leinster said:
Alexandre B. said:
Disappointed by this one.
I can see a positive side to it.
I see what u did there :eek:

LOVE the FDJ ones, and good to see that people still care enough so that UAE had to change that hideous NC-jersey.

I understand the sponsors but some tradions must stay untouched and saved.
 
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Nirvana said:
IMHO the classiest are the withe ones with the orizontal stripes on the chest in WC style, the jerseys made by Bora for example are the best. Anyway also something that fits in the team colours like Nibali is good for me.
Nope, sorry. Some national champion jerseys are meant to be full-jersey design. Take the Scandinavian ones, looks silly to attempt to make "stripes" out of such a flag design.
And Nibali isn't a national champion.
 

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