29 June 2013

2013 World and National Champions in the Tour de France

National Championship road and time trial Champions at the 2013 TDF

May and June 2013 saw the majority of National Championship competitions take place around the world. Which means a number of the riders at the Tour de France are currently showing off their new titles and new National jerseys. Here is a quick summary of the new championship jerseys for the 2013 cycling season on riders currently racing in the Tour de France.

As a fan I enjoy identifying the national jerseys in the peloton. It makes a rider easily recognizable to the fans and uniquely honors the rider's achievement.

Video: National Champions at the Tour de France (03:01 English)bicycling (via Steephill.TV)

ROAD

French 2013 Road National Champion - Arthur Vichot (FDJ.fr)
British 2013 Road National Champion - Mark Cavendish (OPQS)
Dutch 2013 Road National Champion - Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM)
German 2013 Road National Champion - André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol)
Polish 2013 Road National Champion - Michał Kwiatkowski (OPQS)
Swiss 2013 Road National Champion - Michael Schär (BMC Racing)
Estonia 2013 National Champion Road - Rein Taaramae (Confidis)
Slovakia 2013 Road National Champion - Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
Japan 2013 Road National Champion - Yukiya Arashiro (Team Europcar)

TIME TRIAL

Belarus 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Kanstantsin Siutsou (SKY)
Denmark 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Brian Vandborg (Cannondale)
France 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Sylvain Chavanel (OPQS)
German 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Tony Martin (OPQS)
Latvia 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Gatis Smukulis (Katusha)
Dutch 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM)
Norway 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Edvald Boasson Hagen
Poland 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale)
Slovakia 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Peter Velits (OPQS)
South Africa 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Daryl Impey (Orica-Greenedge)
Spain 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)

Here are the National Champion Road jerseys (kits) in the Tour de France. We will have to wait for the team time trial in Nice on Tuesday to see the new National Champion TT skinsuits.  Photos: most of these photos are from the team Facebook pages unless otherwise stated.
Mark Cavendish in his British National Champion jersey. Photo by Tim DeWaele on the OPQS website
Michał Kwiatkowski Polish National Champion Road
Arthur Vichot French National Champion Road.  Photo by Pressesports
André Greipel German National Champion Road
Michael Schär Swiss National Champion Road. Photo by Georges Luechinger
Rein Taaramae Estonia National Champion Road
Peter Sagan Slovakia National Champion Road
Johnny Hoogerland Dutch National Champion Road
Yukiya Arashiro Japan National Champion Road

WORLD CHAMPIONS

World Champion Road - Philippe Gilbert Belgium, (BMC)
Philippe Gilbert  Photo © by Mike for pedal Dancer®
World Champion Time Trial - Tony Martin Germany, (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
Tony Martin 2012 World Champion jersey
TEAM TIME TRIAL

Remember team Omega Pharma-Quickstep were the winners of the 2012 World Team Time Trial and will thus wear a small UCI rainbow logo on their team jersey for all races (road and time trial) in 2012-2013.
The small Team Time Trial emblem on team OPQS jersey
The next Cycling UCI World Championships will be held in Florence, Italy, in 2013, and then in Ponferrada, Spain, in 2014.

Some of the recent NEW Road Champions - not at the Tour de France in 2013
American 2013 Road National Champion - Freddie Rodrique (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda)
American 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Tom Zirbel (Optum-Kelly Benefits Strategies)
Australian 2013 Road National Champion - Luke Dubridge (GreenEDGE)
Belgian 2013 Road National Champion - Stijn Devolder (RadioShack Leopard Trek)
British 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Alex Dowsett (Movistar)
Denmark 2013 Road National Champion - Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank)
Irish 2013 Road National Champion - Matthew Brammeier (Champion System)
Irish 2013 Time Trial Champion - Matthew Brammeier (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
Italian 2013 Road National Champion - Ivan Santaromita (BMC)
Italian 2013 Time Trial National Champion - Marco Pinotti (BMC)
Latvia 2013 Road National Champion - Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing)
Lithuanian 2013 Road National Champion - Tomas Vaitkus (Orica-Greenedge)
Luxembourg 2013 Road National Champion - Bob Jungels (Radioshack-Leopard)
New Zealand 2013 Road National Champion - Hayden Roulston (Radioshack-Leopard)
Norway 2013 Road National Champion - Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing)
Spain 2013 Road National Champion - Jesus Herrada (Movistar)

More 2013 Road National Champions listed here

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