The off-season is well and truly over, dust has been shaken from the legs (most of it falling in the desert at the Tour of Qatar) and the pro and domestic peloton is ready to rumble.
We all know that there’s more to a good team than good kit – but it’s not a bad place to start. This year we’ve seen some truly stunning sets of kit unveiled – and we’re sure we’re seeing a slight departure from the traditional approach of ‘stripes and sponsors’ that has generally been the theme of the peloton in the past.
We’ve also noticed some domestic teams coming up with even more outlandish and stylish designs that we genuinely believe make a real statement – that there’s no reason we can’t be kickass cyclists whilst still carrying bags of style.
Without further ado – here are our top ten favourite kits…
The team born of the remains of Velocio-SRAM unveiled their new kit to open mouths at the end of December last year. We spent time with the team about a week or so before and had to keep our pictures to ourselves until the embargo was lifted, and man, was it hard!
The kit, designed by Rapha, is complemented by Canyon bikes with matching paint jobs. Both Canyon and Rapha will be using rider feedback to develop their ranges – and with a roster including former World Time Trial and Road Race Champ, Lisa Brennauer, as well as Tour of Qatar winner Trixi Worrack, German National Time Trial Champion Mieke Kröger, and the Team Time Trial machines of Velocio-SRAM – how could they go wrong?