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On the eve of the Santos Tour Down Under, the first WorldTour race of the season, we take a look at the new kits being worn by the UCI ProTeams in 2015.
It’s not until Tuesday that the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under officially gets underway, but the buzz and excitement has been building in Adelaide for a few days already. Last night’s team presentations in Victoria Square attracted a huge crowd and our photographer Con Chronis was on hand to capture the action for us.
Here are the kits being worn by the WorldTour teams in 2015:
There’s very little change to the French squad’s kit in 2015.
Astana Pro Team
The Kazakhstan-based Astana team is also sporting a kit very similar, if not identical to last year’s.
BMC Racing Team
BMC’s kit has seen some small changes for 2015, but they’re very minor.
Beyond the change of name (from Omega Pharma-QuickStep) the Etixx-QuickStep kit is much the same as last year’s, albeit with some small changes such as the blue panel in the midriff.
The new FDJ.fr kit features more red and white than in previous years.
The IAM kit hasn’t changed much, except in the case of Heinrich Haussler, the new Australian road race champion.
Lampre-Merida’s kit has changed little in 2015.
Lotto Soudal (previously Lotto-Belisol) has a new title sponsor in 2015 and the kit has changed to reflect that, but the team is still going for the retro stylings it debuted last year.
Very little change for Movistar.
Little change for Orica-GreenEdge.
Cannondale-Garmin has been formed by the merger of Cannondale and Garmin-Sharp. The kit, like many in the pro peloton this year, is mostly black.
In 2015 Giant-Alpecin changes title sponsors (from Giant-Shimano) and changes kit from a white-dominated ensemble to yet another mostly black effort.
The Katusha kit has seen some minor changes in 2015, mostly around the midriff area.
LottoNL-Jumbo wore green in 2014 when they were known as Belkin. In 2015 they’ve gone for a mix of black and yellow.
The Team Sky kit doesn’t appear to have changed in 2015.
The fluoro Tinkoff-Saxo kit for 2015 is the same kit they debuted at last year’s Tour de France.
Trek Factory Racing
In a swing away from the apparent trend, Trek Factory Racing has gone from a mostly black kit in 2014 to a slightly less black get-up in 2015.