Rapha and Team Sky reveal 2016 kit design

Designed to stand out amidst the visual clutter of the pro peloton

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Addition of stripes across the front of the jersey and a new, brighter blue are the two most visible changes.

Addition of stripes across the front of the jersey and a new, brighter blue are the two most visible changes (click to enlarge).

Designed to stand out amidst the visual clutter of the pro peloton, Team Sky will wear the latest Pro Team racewear by Rapha for the 2016 race season. This is the final year of the partnership between the two parties.

The result of extensive development and testing with the team, riders will wear fabrics crafted to provide speed and comfort. A new shade of blue, that stands out better against black, is designed to allow team riders to identify one another more easily during races and will be much easier for fans to see roadside or watching on live broadcasts.

Available in standard team issue — and UK national champ colors.

Available in standard team issue — and UK national champ colors (click to enlarge).

“The feedback we get from the riders, especially our new signings who have already tried it, is that it’s the best performing kit in the peloton,” says Rod Ellingworth, Team Sky coach and performance manager. “They all say how smart they feel in it, too. Working closely with Rapha ensures that we have the best fitting, fastest, and most comfortable racewear out there.”

The addition of stripes across the front of the jersey and a new, brighter blue are the two most visible changes to the kit for this year. The stripes echo the design of Rapha’s Brevet collection and the new shade of blue, introduced by Rapha, offers increased visibility.

If you’re a fan of the team — or just like the kit — it’s available online at Rapha.cc and at Rapha Cycle Club stores.

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