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.