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by Shane Stokes
November 28, 2017
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Having switched its customary black kit for a white version for the 2017 Tour de France, Team Sky has opted to retain the colour change for the entirety of next season. The 2018 kit was unveiled on Monday by the team and its clothing partner Castelli.
“The line on the back of the jersey, a feature of every Team Sky kit since the team began racing in 2010, remains integral to the design while the ‘data pattern’, which records every one of Team Sky’s victories, has been updated to include the team’s wins from 2017,” said the team.
“Victories from 2010-2016 are now in one place on the back of the jersey, with all the wins from the historic 2017 season represented by a pattern embedded within a blue band across the front of the new jersey.”
Team Principal Dave Brailsford said that feedback from the riders and the response of the fans after last year’s Tour de France prompted the change for 2018.
“Our ambition is for our riders to have the leading performance clothing in the peloton, and we believe that the 2018 kit is our best yet.”