As part of this weekend’s 2019 UCI BMX World Championships qualifier, USA BMX debuted the Team USA jersey. You may or may not know that USA BMX is responsible for the amateur side of the USA Cycling BMX effort at the Worlds each year, bringing a staff of mechanics, official chaperones and even a medical team to serve our boys and girls in red, white and blue.
The jersey is trimmed in those traditional Team USA colors but, as the top photo shows, the largest part of the graphic treatment is a camouflage pattern, reminiscent of a military uniform. USA BMX said the following in their Facebook post on the unveiling:
While the very first (of 2) Worlds Qualifiers for Team USA are taking place right now in Oldsmar, Florida – what better time than now to reveal the Team USA jerseys for 2019. Here’s what the Americans will be wearing in Zolder, Belgium this July – celebrating #Militaryappreciation.
As with most things these days, the comments on social media lit up pretty quick, with both sharply-worded criticism and glowing support (a little more of the former, as of this writing). Art is always in the eye of the beholder, of course, and in this case, even the dissenters are going to be wearing it in Zolder.
The 2019 UCI BMX World Championships will take place July 23-28 in Zolder, Belgium.