|National Championship or Yellow Jersey||PODIUMBOUNDdotCA|
Jul 13, 2002 4:49 PM
|So I started thinking... what would I rather have; a yellow jersey (just for a day) or a national championship jersey?
In my opinion I wouldn't trade my national championship jersey for the world. I'd much rather say I was the fastest in my event for a year in my country, than the fastest in the Tour de France for a day. Even if I won the Tour de France I'm not sure if I'd be willing to give up a national championship for it.
|what if it were the nat'l championship of Belize? nt||Tom C|
Jul 13, 2002 4:56 PM
|National Championship, permanently.||weiwentg|
Jul 15, 2002 12:57 AM
|btw, welcome back :)|
|Are you kidding me?||TJeanloz|
Jul 15, 2002 3:56 AM
|And you call yourself a bike racer?
I'm sorry, but a national championship of any country pales in comparison to a yellow jersey. What do the two mean:
1. National Championships: I beat everybody in my country who felt like showing up on a given one day race, which might not have even included the best riders from my country.
2. Tour de France Yellow: I beat 188 of the worlds best cyclists, each of whom was supremely motivated to win.
Your nationals jersey (unless its different from mine), just like a Tour yellow, indicates only that you were the best on a given day, not in a given year. It isn't a cumulative points jersey with times taken every week over the course of the year, it's a one-race trophy, and not a race even close to TdF caliber.