With just days before the first stage of the Vuelta a España, Aqua Blue Sport have announced that the team will have a one-off special jersey for the event. The blue and gold will be replaced by white and gold when the team line up at the start in the French town of Nimes on August 19.
The jersey retains the team’s Irish influence with a golden shamrock and inside the collar an Irish tricolour with the words “La Vuelta 2017”. The white jersey will be complimented by the Saint Patrick’s deep blue shorts.
Aqua Blue Sport General Manager, Stephen Moore, said that the jersey change is the team’s tribute to the La Vuelta for inviting the team.
He said: “We are all incredibly honoured to be taking part in La Vuelta and to mark the occasion we have decided to make a one off white jersey. Our gold chevron, so visible in this year’s peloton, will remain an integral part of our jersey and the blue will be there in the shorts. With the bright reflective quality of the white there is also the added benefit for the riders to deal with the high heat of Spain in August. We are really looking forward to showing our new colours and don’t worry the blue and gold will be back for the rest of the season.”
Tatjana Verbeek of Vermarc Sport said: “Vermarc Sport is very proud to be a partner of Aqua Blue Sport. We were delighted when we got the news that the team has been invited to the Vuelta this year. Therefore we created a special white jersey with an ultra-light fabric. We cannot wait until Saturday to see the team perform in their new outfit.”