Simple and effective, like the small button on your handlebars that turns on the motor.
As classic as Boonen’s cobble collection. If by ‘classic’ you mean “was really cool in 1996”.
It wouldn’t be the Giro without an Italian team that has more sponsors than riders. There’s a kit under there somewhere...
TREK - SEGAFREDO
Do you remember when pinstripes were cool? Spartacus does. Not Fabian Cancellara, we mean Kirk Douglas.
AG2R LA MONDIALE
Brown bib shorts are pretty contentious, but we like them. Great for doing skids in.
White bib shorts are very contentious. When it rains you can see your lunch. Terrible for doing skids in.
TEAM LOTTO NL - JUMBO
Cool as a pair of old slippers, but combined with celeste bikes sporting yellow sidewalls it all comes together in a curiously compelling cocktail.
Legendary football referee Pierluigi Collina’s old kit. Wear this in a Foot Locker and you’ll probably get asked for a size.
We’re unable to comment. What we can say is it’s a cycling kit, and the riders can ride in that kit. One thing we know for sure: this is the Giro d’Italia.
TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN
It’s got red on it. And that’s about it.
GAZPROM - RUSVELO
Classic, charming... clearly not owned by an oligarch. What about that chamois though, which looks like it’s been sewn on the outside by mistake.
ASTANA PRO TEAM
It’s no secret, we love a tight fade. This one’s as cool as an ice cube.
BORA - HANSGROHE
The BORA extractor draws vapours and odours downwards exactly where they arise, a bit like a chamois pad. The kit looks great, especially with the rainbow bands.
BAHRAIN - MERIDA
One of the best looking kits in the peloton this year, but that’s no surprise. Where have we seen this one before?
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
Here’s one you might see on a local club ride, worn a size too big, pockets sagging over backside.
ORICA - SCOTT
Orica Scott’s kit launch photos makes you wonder what it would be like if Michael Bay directed Adam Sandler in a direct to Netflix comedy nightmare.
TEAM DIMENSION DATA
Daniel Teklehaimanot likes the kit so much he couldn’t wait to get into the blue jersey. Still, this jersey saves lives, and it matches Cav’s sunglasses. What’s not to like?
Credit where credit’s due, this kit is wunderbar - especially if you’re the German chimp.
Remember what crayons tasted like? Those were simpler times. Here are two of our favourite waxy colours combined.
BMC RACING TEAM
It’s not often you can say your outfit has been ruined by a luxury watch.
Turning logos up to 11.
CCC SPRANDI POLKOWICE
All orange everything. On the fake tan front this is less high school cheerleader, more how did I get to be world leader.
Squint your eyes and recall the Liquigas glory days. Otherwise it looks like the Irish national champ’s kit.