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Last Post 05/18/2013 02:48 AM by 79 pmooney. 5 Replies.
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gsmola82

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10/13/2009 11:48 AM
Hey everyone,
On my bike's seat tube, there's the blue/red/black/yellow/green (flag/stripes).  I also see them alot throughout the cycling culture.  I was wondering what is the origin of it or the meaning to it ?

Thankyou,
-Greg
steve

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10/13/2009 07:51 PM
It's the world champion colors - you'll also see it in the VeloNation logo as well, albeit subtle.

You can see the back of Paolo Bettini when he was world champ here:
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1687/Bettini-heads-to-Mendrisio.aspx

All former world champions earn the right to have the rainbow stripes on their sleeve - you can see it in the photo of Tom Boonen:
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1930/Boonen-picked-wrong-wheel-to-follow.aspx

Steve
gsmola82

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10/13/2009 09:06 PM
Oh I see, nice. Thanks SJ
heavenfire

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04/23/2011 10:52 AM
@Steve - a helpful reply there, thanks.
steve

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04/26/2011 08:36 AM
no worries, glad to point that out!
79pmooney

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05/18/2013 02:48 AM
Now the world champion jersey can only be worn in competion by a current world champion and only in the type of event he won it in, ie a TTer can only wear his jersey in TTs, not road races.

Ben
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