My name is Elin - A pro cycling lover's reflections

MTN-Qhubeka riders will get personalized jerseys

Category: Cycling

It can sometimes be hard to recognize the different riders of a team when they're all wearing the same kit. Many years ago, I heard a rumour about teams that wanted to have the rider's names on the back of the jersey. Just like football players. So when you are at a race and two guys in Tinkoff-Saxo clothes passes by, there will be no doubt if the rider is Peter Sagan or Paweł Poljański.

So far, I have never seen this. But Team Sky has the rider's name written on the jersey, so at least when you take a photo it's really simple to see who it is.

The MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung will now personalize their jersey designs with one letter of the alphabet for each rider. So during the races, the fans will have an easier time to spot their favourite team rider.

A - Andreas Stauff
B - Theo Bos
C - Gerald Ciolek
D - Daniel Teklehaimont
E - Edvald Boasson Hagen
F - Tyler Farrar
G - Matt Goss
I - Matt Brammeier
J - Jacques Janse van Rensburg
K - Kristian Sbaragli
L - Louis Meintjes
M - Merhawi Kudus
N - Adrien Niyonshuti
P - Serge Pauwels
Q - Songezo Jim
R - Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
S - Steve Cummings
T - Jay Thomson
U - Nicolas Dougall
V - Jaco Venter
X - Natnael Berhane
Y - Youcef Reguigui
Z - Johann van Zyl

Sounds like a fun idea. What do you think of this? Would you be able to remember who is who?

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