Some guys care about that stuff, and some don't. There's a couple of guys out there who don't wear the stripes. Armstrong, for example, stopped wearing rainbow stripes in 2004, supposedly because he said they clashed with the jersey design. He's not wearing them this year either.ibfeet said:Anyone know or heard why with his new team and kit he doesn't sport his former champ of Norway bands on his collar or sleeves?
Thor as a past champ used to have the flags on his collar and the cuff of his sleeve, similar to the WC stripes that guys like Boonen wear.anthony.delorenzo said:I thought Kurt Asle Arvesen was the reigning Norwegian champ? He was wearing the colors in the tour last year...
Uzzi - LOL well marked. Seems like no matter what the topic (it was Thor right?) - someones got to turn the thread into Astana bashing. I'm a Saxo Bank fan, and recall how last year the same thing happened, only it was CSC that took the hits. Sucks to be top dog!uzziefly said:Here we go again
Rain/cold gear can be whatever the heck they want. Same goes with bikes.
Yeah and Danish flags are cooler than Norwegian, both of which are cooler than Swedish, which in its turn is cooler than Kazakistan...oops. sorry Uzzi...I meant to say Estonia....bigmig19 said:Norwegian flags are much cooler than yellow stripes.
Yeah, Champ of Luxembourg jersey. Small country with some great riders! He won it, so he can wear it or choose not to. I agree, its a good looking jersey - like to see those National Champion jerseys mixed in to the peloton - adds a certain pomp and circumstance - as well as more color.kytyree said:Speaking of Saxo, I like Schleck's jersey.
Gotta disagree. Seen multiple former winners, incl LA wearing the yellow stripes of the Tour Winner...once you have won it, I guess you can wear them for life...atleast the life of your career.bigmig19 said:Hello, McFly....I was referring to livestrong yellow stripes. I dont believe people even wear yellow stripes as a previous tour winner.
Huh? Were you referring to me?bigmig19 said:Hello, McFly....I was referring to livestrong yellow stripes. I dont believe people even wear yellow stripes as a previous tour winner.
Lance's stripe on his jersey is the LiveStrong stripe actually and the whole Discovery team uses it back then on their jersey.LostViking said:Gotta disagree. Seen multiple former winners, incl LA wearing the yellow stripes of the Tour Winner...once you have won it, I guess you can wear them for life...atleast the life of your career.
bigmig19 - You're not referring to the Livestrong bracelet are you?