Is this the best national champion's kit of 2017? Larry Warbasse shows off stars and stripes jersey

Aqua Blue Sport and clothing sponsor Vermarc don't hold back with US champion's kit

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Depending on the team, national champion's jerseys can be a bit hit and miss, but Aqua Blue Sport have shown the rest how it's done with Larry Warbasse's US champion's jersey.

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While Dutch champion Ramon Sinkeldam had to make do with some tiny red, white and blue stripes across the front of his Team Sunweb jersey, Warbasse's stars and stripes are suitably loud and brash, with Aqua Blue's branding subtly integrated into the design.

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Warbasse is racing in the kit for the first time at the Vuelta a Burgos this week, coming home in 36th place on Tuesday's opening stage as he made his comeback in his first racing appearance since winning the national championship at the end of June.

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Despite only having been in existence since the start of the year, Aqua Blue Sport have already established a strong reputation when it comes to designing national champions' jersey, providing Adam Blythe with a simple put stylish British champion's jersey at the start of the year, including the option for either white or black shorts.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.