060103 Australian Champions jersey Mountainbike
AUSTRALIAN CYCLING FEDERATION INCORPORATED
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Carysfield Road, Bass Hill NSW
PO Box 7183, Bass Hill NSW 2197
Ph: (02) 9644 3002; Fx: (02) 9644 3006
3 January 2006
MEMO: For General Release
Australian Champion Jerseys – Mountainbike
Many of you would be aware of the issue that has arisen over the past twelve months whereby MTB professional trade teams have strongly resisted the UCI regulation requiring the wearing of national champion jerseys. Unfortunately, The UCI and pro team managers have not yet resolved this situation. Regrettably, the riders are the one’s who suffer the most in addition to the potential devaluing of the national championships.
In an effort to provide some alleviation to this problem, the Cycling Australia Board of Management has resolved that for Mountainbike disciplines – Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain Cross – the Australian Champion will be recognised by one yellow band bordered by two green bands each 4cm wide around both upper sleeves. There will be no other national champions jersey awarded. The green and yellow bands are to be placed on the jersey worn by the athlete in all UCI calendar events.
In the case of professional teams, it is anticipated that the bands will have minimal impact on the team jersey branding and design.
Please note that this design is not to be confused with the thin green and yellow piping that is able to be worn on collars and cuffs by ‘former’ Australian champions.
Cycling Australia has advised the UCI of this decision and this will remain policy for Australian mountainbike champions until further notice.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Chief Executive Officer