UCI announces 2018 pro teams; GreenEdge, BMC reveal new kits: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

December 12, 2017

Giro d’Italia keeping Plan B in mind as violence erupts in Jerusalem; UCI announces 2018 WorldTour, Pro Continental licenses; GreenEdge reveals 2018 Mitchelton-Scott kits; BMC Racing adds a touch of blue to 2018 kits; Fresh ink: Did four new Astana riders get team tattoos in Kazakhstan?; BMC Racing targets Santos Tour Down Under with winners of past four editions; Campagnolo returns to apparel business; Movistar sending strong team to Argentina for 2018 Vuelta a San Juan; Australian Cycling Academy to help give racers ‘options beyond sport’; Schwarzenegger, Sagan, and Mayor of Paris share findings on cycling to work; Video: Brazilian Evandro Portela sets record of 202 km/h on a bicycle; Video: Rapha Supercross Nobeyama Day 2.

BMC Racing adds a touch of blue to 2018 kits

by CyclingTips

BMC Racing Team revealed their 2018 racing kit, made by Assos of Switzerland, featuring the addition of blue panels on the collar and back of the bib short, which highlights the team’s new partner Sophos, a cybersecurity firm that protects more than 100 million users in 150 countries.

The team also announced Swedish sport and fashion company J.Lindeberg as its active and casual clothing sponsor for 2018. J.Lindeberg has been the official clothing supplier for FIS World Ski Championships both in Vail 2015 and St Moritz in 2017, as well the official clothing supplier to both European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans Montana, Switzerland for four years and CIMB golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the last three years.

BMC Racing Team General Manager Jim Ochowicz said J.Lindeberg is the perfect fit for the team’s off bike clothing needs.

“We are delighted to welcome J.Lindeberg as BMC Racing Team’s casual clothing partner. It was very important for us to team up with a company that reflects our core values and fits in well with our existing portfolio of luxury partners, so the stylish and high-quality apparel of J.Lindeberg is exactly what we were looking for,” Ochowicz said.