Now, why on earth does Bagdonas have such a beautiful full-kit TT skinsuit, but a stupid little band for his RR jersey?
Yeah, that's really interesting to me that they have two different versions, although Lithuania is one of those countries like Austria that feels weird to me to have a full flag jersey instead of the bands on a white jersey. In fact, looking back, the only Lithuanian champion in the past almost 10 years to have a full flag jersey is Bagdonas himself at AG2R. I think we can all agree that either version is better than anything Movistar or UAE would do thoughRedheadDane said:Now, why on earth does Bagdonas have such a beautiful full-kit TT skinsuit, but a stupid little band for his RR jersey?
Haha agreed, unless Van Baarle turns out to be a radical nationalist and insisted on the Prinsenvlag :lol:LaFlorecita said:
jyhjyh said:I really like Michael Mørkøv's Danish Champion jersey:
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Same with the Panamerican, Asian, or Oceanian champions.RedheadDane said:Hmm... African championship doesn't count as "elite"? Ghebreigzabhier isn't wearing a special jersey.
(He is Hungarian TT champion, not RR, so it seems odd that they made it up as a jersey at all. It'll probably never be worn with shorts. Or indeed, at all in competition, which would account for it being made up as a jersey rather than a skin suit. ) Scrub that (why does this board not allow strikethrough?), CQ appears mistaken. (Or maybe don't scrub it: CQ present a convincing argument that they are correct: see message late Monday/early Tuesday)Akuryo said:
Armchair cyclist said:He is Hungarian TT champion, not RR, so it seems odd that they made it up as a jersey at all. It'll probably never be worn with shorts. Or indeed, at all in competition, which would account for it being made up as a jersey rather than a skin suit. (EDIT: CQ say he came 3rd in the Hungarian RR, PCS that he won it: colour me confused)Akuryo said:
But it would be a missed opportunity not to see him pose with Viviani in his same combination, but different permutation, jersey. Their PR guy really ought to try to engineer that some time after the Vuelta.
UCI has the results of the Championship as him indeed winning it. It would appear that CQ have put the first 2 in the U23s as the winner and runner up, and credited those 1st-8th with 3rd to 10th places!tobydawq said:But didn't he ride with this in the Brussels Classic? :O
I'm not saying you're wrong as I can see you aren't but this is highly strange.
Usually though if a U23 wins a joint national RR he also wins the elite RR title. In Ireland for instance, when Mullen won that race as a 21 year old a couple of years ago he was both elite and U23 champion. On the other hand despite also winning the jointly held TT event, he wasn’t eligible to be elite TT champion. As I understand it the TT thing was about some UCI regulation, but no such issue exists in road races. It is interesting if Hungary has a a nationals RR where the winner is not automatically the elite champion.Leinster said:Don't some countries run off the elite and u23 champs at the same time? It's possible he finished 3rd on the day, but the front 2 were u23 so first senior mens rider across the line wins the elite title, even if beaten by 2 age group riders.
this seems to be correct. Results are also available on the website of the Hungarian FederationArmchair cyclist said:CQ maintain that the U23 championship and the elite race was a combined race (on July 1), won by Valter, with Gergo Gonczy* (also listed in the U23 result) also finishing ahead of Peak. Peak is listed among the elite racers, despite being younger than both Valter and Gonczy, and seems able to wear the national champions jersey presumably on the grounds that he paid the full entry fee for the race rather than the reduced one for U23s.