27 June 2011

The New 2011 National Champions of cycling

National Championship road and time trial for 2011

Update: Pedal Dancer: 2012 National Champions and their jerseys 

This was an active week for cyclists racing on their home soil. The new 2011 National Road Championships took place in Belgium, Britain, France, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, German, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland. Just in time for the Tour de France (which begins July 2, 2011) a btach of new jerseys will have to be made for the latest victors. 

It is exciting that Fabian Cancellara is now back to wearing both the Swiss National Champion Road jersey and the World Champion jersey at time trials. Also Bradley Wiggins now wears both the road and time trial National Champion jerseys for Great Britain. Nicki Sørensen successfully defended his 2010 Road Champion title, so did Matthew Brammeier, Giovanni Visconti, and Frank Schleck. Edvald Boasson Hagen and Luis León Sánchez both defended their 2010 time trial National Championships.
An updated list of who is now wearing their National Champion Cycling Jersey beginning this week!

American 2011 Road National Champion - Matthew Busche (Radioshack) [blog]
American 2011 Time Trial National Champion - David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo)
(National Championships took place in May 2011)
Matthew Busche US National Road Champion 2011  Photo by PedalDancer.com/Sys
Australian 2011 Road National Champion - Travis Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo) 
Australian 2011
Time Trial National Champion - Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Cervelo)
(National Championships took place in January 2011)
Philippe Gilbert
Belgian 2011 Road National Champion - Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto)
Belgian 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

British 2011 Road National Champion - Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
British 2010 Time Trial National Champion - Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
(The British 2011 Time Trial National Championships will be held September 4, 2011)

Denmark 2011 Road National Champion - Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 
Denmark 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Rasmus Quaade (Team Concordia Forsikring)
Sylvain Chavanel will be wearing this new jersey at the 2011 Tour de France
French 2011 Road National Champion - Sylvain Chavanel (Quickstep)
French 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Christophe Kern (Europecar)
 
German 2011 Road National Champion - Robert Wagner (Leopard Trek)
German 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad)
Matthew Brammeier
Irish 2011 Road National Champion - Matthew Brammeier (HTC-Highroad) 
Irish 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Matthew Brammeier (HTC-Highroad)  

Italian 2011 Road National Champion - Giovanni Visconti (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) 
Italian 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD)

Lithuanian 2011 Road National Champion - Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo)
Lithuanian 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Gediminas Bagdonas (an-Post Sean Kelly)
Fabian Cancellara and Frank Schleck in their National Champion Jerseys Photo by Velonews.com
Luxembourg 2011 Road National Champion - Fränk Schleck (Leopard Trek) 
Luxembourg 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Christian Poos (Team Differdange-Magic-Sportfood.de)

Netherlands 2011 Road National Champion - Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM)
Netherlands 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Stef Clement (Rabobank)

New Zealand 2011 Road National Champion - Hayden Roulston (HTC-Highroad)
New Zealand 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Westley Gough (Subway-Avanti)

Norway 2011 Road National Champion - Alexander Kristoff (BMC)
Norway 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

Spanish 2011 Road National Champion - José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar)
Spanish 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Luis León Sánchez (Rabobank)

Swiss 2011 Road National Champion - Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek)
Swiss 2011 Time Trial National Champion - Martin Kohler (BMC)

All 2011 national road cycling championships
Thor Hushovd wears the World Champion jersey  Photo by PedalDancer.com
World Champion Road - Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo)
World Champion Time Trial - Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek)

(The next Cycling World Championships will be held on September 19 - 25 in Copenhagen in 2011, Limburg in 2012, Florence, Italy in 2013, and Ponferrada, Spain in 2014)
Update on the 2011 National Champions here: National championships round-up - we look at who in Europe gets new jerseys to wear

If you want to look back at who was wearing the National Championship jerseys in the first half of 2011, read this previous post by PedalDancer.com: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 National Champion Jerseys for 2010 / 2011