The design of the 2019 Cross jersey was created to pay homage to the race as a whole; dedicated to every stage. The white cross on a red background of the Swiss flag was first used as a military ensign for the naval fleet of the Swiss Confederacy in the 14th century. The modern flag was first used during the time of Napoleon and was adopted as the national flag in 1889. It is the icon of Switzerland and our starting point for this kit design. The design then draws on elements directly related to one of the principle figures of Swiss graphic design, Josef Müller-Brockmann. One of the originators and most renowned practitioners of the International Style, a form of design employing the strict organization of shapes and text and bold simplicity all combining to create simple and clean graphic messages.