Best and Worst National Champs jerseys

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WildspokeJoe said:
Maybe I'm old school but in recent years teams have absolutely butchered national jerseys for the sake of team branding. I like the jersey that is the traditional flag from the country. My favorite is the Belgium jersey/flag. But the French, Italian & Dutch jersey/flags are equally cool. Simple and iconic.
That's because some federations have requirements for their national jerseys and some don't. Sponsors will pretty much always get their way if it isn't forced on them.
 
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Isn't the European jersey - like the World jersey - one that has to follow certain standards?
Also - and I know this wasn't relevant - what would have happened if he'd been on the startlist for BinckBank Tour? I suppose the jersey-makers at DQ could have prepared a jersey in advance, since he was always a favourite.
 
Isn't the European jersey - like the World jersey - one that has to follow certain standards?
Also - and I know this wasn't relevant - what would have happened if he'd been on the startlist for BinckBank Tour? I suppose the jersey-makers at DQ could have prepared a jersey in advance, since he was always a favourite.
I think they are able to do a race not wearing the jersey if it isnt ready or something like that. I remember Lars van der Haar won the Euro CX Champs and then raced the next week ir day in standard Giant Alpecin kit when he used to ride for them
 
Kjell Carlström once became Finnish champion in the middle of Vuelta a España. He had finished 2nd but the original winner failed doping test. Don't remember exactly if there was delay in him getting the jersey.
 
I don't think the Irish jersey has ever been flag based. Possibly because it is an All-Ireland title. The race took place in Derry this year (but the time trial was in Donegal).
Ah, okay. Just thought it was kinda fun how it was specifically Jungels' jersey that was mentioned, even though Jakobsen's is basically identical to it. And good thing Alaphilippe isn't French Champion, that could have been a confusing mess…
 
Ah, okay. Just thought it was kinda fun how it was specifically Jungels' jersey that was mentioned, even though Jakobsen's is basically identical to it. And good thing Alaphilippe isn't French Champion, that could have been a confusing mess…
That was an issue when Sinkeldam and Démare were both national champions.

However, most often you could deduce who was who based on their positions in the train...
 
I don't think the Irish jersey has ever been flag based. Possibly because it is an All-Ireland title. The race took place in Derry this year (but the time trial was in Donegal).
This is true although green, white & orange still appear on the collar and cuffs. The official Irish champ kit is always white with a green band and a shamrock and the pictuce attached is the one awarded on the day
 
Ah, okay. Just thought it was kinda fun how it was specifically Jungels' jersey that was mentioned, even though Jakobsen's is basically identical to it. And good thing Alaphilippe isn't French Champion, that could have been a confusing mess…
Would be great if he did win it. Imagine a whole DQ team lining out in different kits for a GT.

Also a bit of trivia: Can anyone name Quicksteps previous Irish national champion?
 

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