Fans of the Colombia’s professional cyclists are being given the opportunity to decide the design of the jersey Colombian cyclist Miguel Angel Rubiano will wear in the upcoming Giro d’Italia race, trade press reported Wednesday.
|“We know very well how strong the Colombian national pride is, and the importance this symbol has for all our South-American supporters.”|
The poll, set to finish just before 5pm Bogota time, gives cycling enthusiasts the chance to decide the final design of cycling jersey of Colombian professional road bicycle racer Miguel Angel Rubiano.
This follows Rubiano’s recent success in Cartagena which resulted in him claiming a gold medal in his maiden Colombian national race.
Team Colombia’s General Manager Claudio Corti has launched initiative, run by Team Colombia and supplier Nalini, after receiving numerous messages and suggestions from fans via social networks. Fans can choose from three national jersey designs.
“We know very well how strong the Colombian national pride is, and the importance this symbol has for all our South-American supporters,” Corti said. “So we wish to hear their opinion too. We set up three possible options for Miguel’s new jersey and the fans will be able to get us their feedback on Facebook and Twitter. The one that gets the most preferences will be Rubiano’s jersey at the Giro d’Italia.”
The design options for fans to choose from are: a jersey that mirrors the Colombian flag, a black jersey with yellow, blue and red stripes on the shoulders and a white jersey emblazoned with the Colombian tricolor on the chest.
Fans can vote by commenting and liking their selected option on facebook or by using the hashtag #RubianoTricolor on twitter.