Vincenzo Nibali's controversial Italian champion's jersey

Vincenzo Nibali's national champion's jersey only features red, white and green panel on front at the Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali at the Tour de France Grand Depart

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Vincenzo Nibali's jersey is creating controversy at home in Italy as it features more turquoise than the red, white and green of national champion.

"An all tricolore jersey would be better and offer more visibility for the title that I won," Nibali said. "Many of other teams, though, are doing the same thing. Look at Peter Sagan in his Slovakian jersey, it looks almost like a normal jersey."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.