We're the first to say that there are more important issues in women's cycling than team kit but we were left pretty speechless after we spotted the new gear for UCI Continental team Xirayas de San Luis.

Pictures from the team's presentation in January have attracted a selection of semi-amused, semi-confused twitter outburts - our favourite coming from Dutch rider and Drops team mentor Marijn de Vries...

The team, who enjoyed several stage podiums at the recent Tour Feminino de San Luis, have been wearing the kit with no comment for some time but as with similar scenarios, it took comments on Twitter for the designs to be questioned.


Last year's team kit was equally elaborate, and with a lighter colour scheme which reminds us even more of the furore over the Columbian team kit which kicked off in 2014.


Despite the apparent disapproval circulating on Twitter, the team's kit is actually sitting a comfortable second on the Unofficial Unsanctioned Women's UCI Cycling Blog 'Best of the Rest' vote.

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Not on the list (but mentioned below) is our new favourite kit - from cross discipline team Cannondale Girls, who were launched at the London Bike Show over the weekend.


However, being based close to our London office and often hanging out at our local Lee Valley/Herne Hill haunts, we still hold a very special place for the kit of all women's domestic squad Velociposse...


What do you think of the Xirayas de San Luis kit? Unfortunate, or just making a bold statement? Let us know in the comments...