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by Mark Zalewski
December 14, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte’s road to the 2017 Tour de France: ‘It’s probably the most important year of my career’; Colnago helps find sponsors to keep TJ Sport team alive; Jan Bakelants critical of WorldTour reforms; Tom Meeusen changes training after tests; Gert Dockx retires at 28; Amateur cyclist, doctor receives four-year anti-doping sanction; Quick-Step Floors shows off new kit; BORA–hansgrohe unveils a new team kit for its WorldTour ascension; Astana presents team, names Aru leader; Team Crelan Willems Verandas shows new kit design; Study recommends cities use ‘Idaho Stop’ to better manage traffic; Man cycling Antarctic with custom quad fatbike; Strategy board game inspired by ‘Breaking Away’ race; ‘Jesus Bikes’ causing fuss around Melbourne; Massive flyover built for Belgian cyclocross championship course; Film calls out Berlin on cycling infrastructure.
The Quick-Step Floors team unveiled their new kit for 2017, returning to the iconic blue strip that should help it stand out from the many teams going to darker colours. Though this particular blue is reportedly lighter, the biggest change for the jersey, made by Vermarc, are the white sleeves.
“I liked it straight away!” said Tom Boonen on the final jersey of his pro career.
“It’s a nice combination of retro and new style and it looks amazing and sharp. It’s always important to have a good looking jersey. I’m already fond of it and it will be really great to race with it next year.”
Niki Terpstra said he appreciates the return to the blue as dominant colour, as it was in 2003 when Patrick Lefevere formed the team.
“The blue was always on our jersey throughout the years, as it’s a color that represents our sponsors. We are well-known for it and that’s another reason that makes me confident the fans will love the jersey. It’s an elegant one, and Vermarc did a great job once again with the design and fabric they picked out for our 2017 kit.”
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