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Rabobank rider Iris Slappendel wins UCI Women Road World Cup jersey design contest

28-year-old works as graphic designer - leader's jersey joined by sprints, mountains and young rider's jerseys for 2014...

Rabobank’s Iris Slappendel has more of an incentive than any other rider to get herself into the lead of one of the classifications in next season’s UCI Women Road World Cup – she’s won a competition run by the governing body to design the jerseys that will feature in the season-long contest.

When not riding, the 28-year-old Dutchwoman works as a graphic designer and her interpretations of the jerseys that will be worn by the overall series leader as well as those for the three new classifications to be introduced in 2013 are certainly eye-catching.

Each marries the existing, multi-coloured World Cup theme with the initial letter of the classification in question – L for the overall leader, and S, M and Y for, respectively, the new Sprints, Mountains and Young Rider’s contests.

UCI Women Cycling Coordinator Andrea Marcellini commented: “Iris Slappendel’s project brings together all the expected qualities. The concept she has developed is very complete and could almost be used as it is.

“It is an evolution in the visual identity of the UCI Women Road World Cup and incorporates a very contemporary eighties look.

She added: "The fact that the winner is an active rider is definitely the icing on the cake!”

2014 UCI Women Road World Cup Calendar

15.03  Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe (Netherlands)
30.03  Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio (Italy)
06.04  Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres (Belgium)
23.04  La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (Belgium)
18.05  Tour of Chongming Island World Cup (China)
03.08  Sparkassen Giro (Germany)
22.08  Open de Suède Vargarda TTT (Sweden)
24.08  Open de Suède Vargarda (Sweden)
30.08  GP de Plouay-Bretagne (France)

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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CotterPin | 10 years ago

....incorporates a very contemporary eighties look

Last time I checked a calendar it was 2013  1

Bob's Bikes | 10 years ago

They are bright and vibrant, I like them, can't wait to see them in the flesh.

Saxo Bonk | 10 years ago

Did she take inspiration from the classic Mapei kit?

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