Join Date: Oct 2003
Bikes: Cannondale 2.8, Specialized S-works E5 road, GT Talera
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Green and Gold.....from the coat of arms
Note, the Dutch wear orange in International Competition, and the Italians wear blue, and not just in cycling, but all sports. Especially Football (Soccer)
However, the Champion of Hollands Jersey is blue, white and red, as are the bands on the former winnners jersey. And the Italian National Champion wears the Tri Colore, of Red White and Green, past winners bands are also red white and green.
Make sure you catch the Olympic Road race, as riders will wear their countries colors, usually with their trade team shorts, and riding their trade team bikes.
Note that this makes it tough for the Mechanics, as one countries National Team may have a mixture of Campy and Shimano, and several different pedal systems, this makes for difficult bike changes..
Ask Bobby Julich about the World Championships in Hamilton last year.
Last edited by Smoothie104; 07-11-04 at 01:11 PM.