Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 5, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: With sights set on 2020 Olympics, Marianne Vos’ team signs five-year deal with new title sponsor; Former Bora Argon 18 rider Nerz suffering headaches and dizziness after multiple crashes; Shane Sutton to appeal investigation decision; Shane Sutton eyeing position with Cycling Australia; Michael Rasmussen defends Riis returning to cycling; Project TJ Sport gathers in Italy for first camp; McCarthy switching from Australian to Ireland; Movistar, Cannondale-Drapac, Sky unveil new kits; New kit day for World Champ Amalie Dideriksen; Kaitie Antonneau to Cylance for road season; Should you cycle with earphones?; Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships trailer.

Movistar, Cannondale-Drapac, Sky unveil new kits

by CyclingTips

Team Sky, Movistar and Cannondale-Drapac unveiled new kit designs on Friday at the Roleur Classic in London, with both Sky and Cannondale-Drapac switching their kit sponsors for next season. Movistar’s kit will still be sponsored by Endura and the visible changes are very subtle, with the large M symbol getting some treatment in an effort to make it stand out more. But the team said the non-visible aerodynamic changes are the bigger ones.

“Our staff and aero-partners have spent a lot of time and effort on its updated design encompassing aero properties as well as other functional aspects of the fabrics and the finer details”, said Endura’s Jim McFarlane. “We’ve been working closely with the riders and Movistar Team’s technical staff to refine and optimise the designs. Just as was the case last year, it’s not just the graphic design that changes for 2017.”

Cannondale-Drapac is leaving Castelli to don a kit from it’s current helmet and eyewear sponsor POC.

“We know from experience with the team and experts in our aerodynamic group, WATTS Lab, that our helmets, Octal and Cerebel, are safe and fast,” said Oscar Huss, Head of Product Development, POC. “However, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, the ability to bring our road bike apparel, mission and rider safety to the fore over the next few seasons is inspiring.

Castelli will still be in the WorldTour as Team Sky is switching from Rapha to the Italian brand. “Castelli will be more than a kit supplier, they will be an innovation partner,” said Dave Brailsford. “Castelli has a long history of breaking new ground when it comes to kit and design. We will continue to push hard to make sure our riders have the best clothing and equipment, and we’re already excited about some of the ideas Castelli are working on with us.”

We are delighted to announce a new performance kit partnership with @castellicycling!

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