Elia Viviani to wear revamped Italian jersey in Giro d'Italia
May 09 2019 08:33 pm CET

Elia Viviani to wear revamped Italian jersey in Giro d'Italia
Elia Viviani to wear revamped Italian jersey in Giro d'Italia
Elia Viviani (c)Sigrid Eggers | Deceuninck - Quick-Step Cycling Team

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Elia Viviani has unveiled the jersey he will sport at the Giro d'Italia. His jersey as Italian national champion was revamped for the first grand tour of the season.

Viviani is looking forward to showing the Italian colours in his home country. "The Tricolour jersey is the main reason that I want to be at the Giro because I want to respect Italian cycling and repeat my success from last year", said Viviani.

"The Giro d'Italia is my last big race in the jersey, and as the national championships this year do not suit me, we wanted to do something special with the jersey to mark what has been a very special twelve months for me. This is the result, and I want to thank our sponsors and the Federation for making it possible."

Viviani, who is the second sprinter this century to win the Italian national championships, has had many victories wearing his country's colours and wants to add some more in the Corsa Rosa. "I have had some very special wins in the jersey, but the one that stands out to me is the one in Madrid at the end of the Vuelta," he explained. "I can remember the feeling from the way that we rode as a team and the way I won, capping off an unbelievable season".

"I will be very proud to wear this jersey, which the amazing and hard-working people at Vermarc have made so I can celebrate my year in it in a special way. The design of this high-quality jersey is the Italian flag in a horizontal pattern, like on the flag, and we have tried to be creative with the white sleeves in order to make the stripes stand out. This will make it even easier for the fans to spot me."







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