New ProTour outfit Team Leopard Trek, home to Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, have passed up the opportunity to deck themselves out in full animal print and gone for a race strip that’s altogether classier.
The Craft-made kit is black and white with a blue band around the chest. Here in the road.cc office, we can’t decide whether it’s Cambridge blue or duck egg blue. Oli has gone leftfield by claiming it’s teal – but he’s wrong.
Team Leopard Trek have eschewed the traditional ‘mobile billboard’ approach too, and the sponsors’ logos are, shockingly, fairly subtle… from the front, at least. That said, you won’t be left in any doubt who the title sponsor and bike suppliers are when it comes to side-on shots. Each rider gets his name printed on the neck too.
It looks pretty cool to us. We’re giving it a thumbs up for style.
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.