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World Championships: Which is the best national jersey? - Poll

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Vote for your favourite national jersey

Vote for your favourite national jersey
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Marianne Vos recovers after the 2010 World Championships

Marianne Vos recovers after the 2010 World Championships
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Slovakia's Peter Velits wins the U23 World Championships in 2007

Slovakia's Peter Velits wins the U23 World Championships in 2007
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Paolo Bettini wins the 2007 World Championships for Italy

Paolo Bettini wins the 2007 World Championships for Italy
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Miguel Indurain (Spain) at the 1995 World Championships

Miguel Indurain (Spain) at the 1995 World Championships
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Erik Zabel (left) represents Germany in 2004

Erik Zabel (left) represents Germany in 2004
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Chris Boardman won silver in the time trial at the 1997 World Championships

Chris Boardman won silver in the time trial at the 1997 World Championships
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Sean Kelly (green jersey) represents Ireland during the 1986 World Championships

Sean Kelly (green jersey) represents Ireland during the 1986 World Championships
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Bernard Hinault during the 1986 World Championships in Denver, Colorado

Bernard Hinault during the 1986 World Championships in Denver, Colorado
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Uran wore the 2012 Colombia jersey while winning a silver medal during the London Olympics

Uran wore the 2012 Colombia jersey while winning a silver medal during the London Olympics
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Thor Hushovd wins in the Norwegian jersey in 2010

Thor Hushovd wins in the Norwegian jersey in 2010
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Alexey Lutsenko wins the U23 race for Kazakhstan in 2012

Alexey Lutsenko wins the U23 race for Kazakhstan in 2012
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Greg LeMond wears the US colours to victory at the 1989 championships in Chambéry

Greg LeMond wears the US colours to victory at the 1989 championships in Chambéry
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Dimitri Konyshev during the 1989 World Championships

Dimitri Konyshev during the 1989 World Championships
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Laszlo Bodrogi during the 2007 time trial in Stuttgart

Laszlo Bodrogi during the 2007 time trial in Stuttgart
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Fabian Cancellara had plenty of wins in the black shorts and red/white jersey of Switzerland

Fabian Cancellara had plenty of wins in the black shorts and red/white jersey of Switzerland
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Tom Boonen wears the iconic Belgian colours to third place in 2016

Tom Boonen wears the iconic Belgian colours to third place in 2016
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Greipel signs on ahead of the road race in 2016

Greipel signs on ahead of the road race in 2016
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Luis Leon Sanchez in Spanish colours during the 2010 championships

Luis Leon Sanchez in Spanish colours during the 2010 championships
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Michael Matthews in the Australian colours wins the U23 race ahead of Degenkolb and Phinney

Michael Matthews in the Australian colours wins the U23 race ahead of Degenkolb and Phinney
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Uenia Fernandes Da Souza represents Brazil in 2013

Uenia Fernandes Da Souza represents Brazil in 2013
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Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2014 World Championships road race

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2014 World Championships road race
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The UCI Road World Championships are one of the few occasions elite cyclists swap out their trade team jerseys for their national colours, a special occasion even for some of the most successful cyclists in the sport.

Below we take a look at some of the best jerseys from as far back as 1986 to some from more recent editions.

Many nations will retain an iconic design year-on-year, with Belgium's Driekleur tricot rarely moving away from the baby blue main body.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at each jersey and vote for your favourite from the grid below. Let us know in the comments below if we've missed any of your favourites.