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Cervélo’s black dominates, not much argyle, and is there potential for confusion with Team Sky?

Team Garmin-Cervélo has finally revealed its 2011 kit, which sees Cervélo’s black dominate and Garmin’s orange disappear, with the latter’s signature argyle check relegated to some subtle detailing on neck, the left sleeve of the jersey, and left cuff of the short.

The kit is produced by Italian kit supplier Castelli, which made Cervélo’s 2010 kit – Garmin-Transitions was manufactured by Pearl Izumi, which fell out with team owner Slipstream Sports earlier this year, filing a lawsuit in which it alleged that Slipstream had infringed its intellectual property in relation to its ‘winged’ skinsuits.

The new jerseys were debuted earlier today in the opening round of the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic in Geelong, won by HTC-Columbia’s Matt Goss, and we’re looking forward to seeing how they come across on TV – we suspect there might be a little room for confusion with Team Sky in head-on bunch shots or in aerial views, mind you that big "é" will help as long as the riders are hunched down over the bars.

Castelli will be supplying Garmin-Cervélo’s riders with a full range of team kit including its nearly seamless Body Paint Speedsuit.
 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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stereojet [143 posts] 6 years ago
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Looks great if you ask me

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Pifko [114 posts] 6 years ago
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A bit 'Team Sky'...

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Old Cranky [259 posts] 6 years ago
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I agree, same colour scheme as Sky. I'm surprised they haven't put the riders names down the trunk

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Cooks [496 posts] 6 years ago
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That looks really good.
Hopefully we'll get to see the green version on Thor's back...

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 6 years ago
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Shame.

The argyle should have been kept more prominently. It does look like a variation of team sky. I know the old garmin kit was a bit, well, of an aquired taste but thats what made it rgeat, it was unique.

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 6 years ago
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Glad I snapped the old one up when it was cheap at the end of last season !

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Simon E [3040 posts] 6 years ago
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Cooks wrote:

That looks really good.
Hopefully we'll get to see the green version on Thor's back...

And the rainbow bands of the World Champion  1

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AdamML [69 posts] 6 years ago
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Not just the rainbow bands on Thor's kit, but on Emma Pooley's in TTs too...

For me, it's a big shame about the lack of argyle though.

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jabbakwoky [45 posts] 6 years ago
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Yes, agree with the others bit too much like Sky Team colours and how many times do we really need to see the sponsors logo...?

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AdamML [69 posts] 6 years ago
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For those (like me) who're more interested in the old Garmin argyle kit, check out the team issue sale on ProBikeKit.

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OllyC [36 posts] 6 years ago
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I'm not keen, it's just a bit too black for me. The old argyle was class (though admittedly it took a while to grow on me at first).