02 August 2011

Learn the jerseys of the tour

Team Jerseys of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is coming to town. You have probably become familiar with the team jerseys while watching the Tour of California or the Tour de France on TV, but there are a few Continental or Development teams that will be at the race that I was not familiar with. So in my own curiosity I have compiled the jerseys. Time to review which 17 teams will be riding in the Colorado tour and what they will be wearing so we can all quickly identify our favorite riders.
The professional cycling jerseys featured in the 2011 race will be:
Bissell Pro Cycling Team (USA)
BMC Racing Team (USA)
Gobermacopm de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioguia (COL)
HTC-Highroad (USA)
Jelly Belly Cycling Team (USA)
Leopard-Trek (Luxembourg)
Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy)
Rabobank (NED)
Saxo-Bank Sunguard (DEN)
Skil-Shimano (Netherlands)
Spidertech Powered By C10 (Canada)
Team Exergy (USA) (they will be wearing an all new white-kit for this race)
Team Garmin-Cervélo (USA)
Garmin-Cervelo used this white jersey during the 2011 TDF. Their black jersey (above) looks much like the Chipotle development team jersey
Team RadioShack (USA)
Team Type 1-sanofi aventis (USA)
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team (USA)
There will also be some special jerseys at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
The official roster has not been announced, but these riders could be there.

Cadel Evan's (BMC) rainbow striped armbands - he was the previous World Champion
Frank Schleck (Leopard Trek) is the current Luxembourg Road National Champion
Frank Schleck in his National Champion jersey
David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) will be wearing the American National Champion Time Trial skinsuit.
Hayden Roulston (HTC-Highroad) will be wearing the New Zealand National Champion Road jersey.
Cycling Champions wear their jersey in the discipline they won only. Time Trial Champions wear their skinsuits during the TT only (individual and team), Road Champions wear their jerseys on the road only, not during ITTs. Former champions wear stripes on their jersey sleeves or collars for the remainder of their careers. 
There should be even more champions on the roads of Colorado in August 2011. 
Learn about how the bib numbers (dossards) are assigned: Word of the Day: Dossard