Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Those great cycling jerseys.

Cycling jerseys are amazing. Emblematic for the sponsors and fans alike. The jersey is an important representative statement. I've included a favorite from the past and present. I think of the past quite often, the cycling past that is and I enjoy cycling jerseys. Mainly made as an promotional piece for the sponsors. It's a human powered advertising billboard. I've discovered an interesting site with historical team jerseys. Candid and revealing photos on cycling heroes & non-heroes mainly relaxed before racing. Do have a look...



The French classic in action at the 1983 Giro d'Italia. 
Britian's Graham Jones on his way in his first Giro finishing a fantastic 26th overall!
From: 'Tour 83.'

The old:

Wolber was a French cycling team from 1980-83 with many fine riders such as Dominque Arnaud, Jean Rene Bernadeau, Graham Jones, Marc Gomez... Sponsored by Wolber tyres & Puma clothing and shoes, the jersey is simplicity at it's best. I love that orange with the bold black stripe and the 'Wolber' script!

The new: Colors of the Vuelta, part 2:

Now, here's three jersey's from the Vuelta. Hope I get this right. From what I can see the roja(red) is the sprinter's points jersey, the blue is the neo-pro(best young rider)? And the white is the best all-rounder. Missing is the mountain and the Jersey de Oro. 

A peek at some of the coveted jersey's at the Vuelta a España.
www.cyclingnews.com


2 comments:

Sebastian said...

The real difference between old and new here is, of course, black vs. colored shorts. Every jersey looks great with black shorts. Almost nothing looks good with colored shorts, especially when they're Liquigas shorts!

Richard said...

Absolutely! Black goes with anything. At least those riders are paid to wear it. I wouldn't be caught dead in it!

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