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With Team Sky debuting Castelli kit for their riders this season, it's been announced that the riders will wear this special edition white jersey for the 2017 Tour de France

Team Sky will part with their traditional black jerseys, and will debut the new white colourway at the Tour de France next month. 

The new design still features "all of the elements which have made Team Sky riders so recognisable in the peloton" according to Team Sky themselves, but with the black jerseys swapped for a new, white design. The jersey will continue to carry the distinctive data pattern featured on the 2017 Team Sky kit. 

Sky's head honcho Dave Brailsford said of the new design: “Castelli looked at different colours during the design process last year, and we all loved the white. We are always up for doing things differently and decided the best time to unveil it would be at the Tour - the world’s biggest bike race. We can’t wait to get racing wearing it."

Team Sky Jersey

Team Sky Jersey

Chris Froome could have your name on the back of his jersey - an unusual yet pretty cool comp for a dedicated Team Sky fan

 

What's more, Team Sky are offering fans the chance to be "right behind them" at Le Tour, revealing they will print your name on the back of the very jerseys that the riders will wear at the team presentation - winners will be announced at the event in Dusseldorf on Thursday 29th June, you can enter here. It's quite a unique comp for sure, and we can only assume you will get one of your own to keep if you happen to be the lucky winner...
 

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since.  He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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fustuarium [209 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Nope, nowt special there. Only one I wish I'd got was the Rainforest edition.

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handlebarcam [945 posts] 3 weeks ago
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The Tour only has four jersey colours to denote the leaders of the four main competitions. Is it too much to ask teams to avoid those?

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Beecho [95 posts] 3 weeks ago
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handlebarcam wrote:

The Tour only has four jersey colours to denote the leaders of the four main competitions. Is it too much to ask teams to avoid those?

As if Sky aren't hated enough already...

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captain_slog [385 posts] 3 weeks ago
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handlebarcam wrote:

The Tour only has four jersey colours to denote the leaders of the four main competitions. Is it too much to ask teams to avoid those?

My first thought, too. But the blue stripe down the back will help distinguish it from the best young rider's jersey.

Presumably they've cleared it with ASO? Be a bit embarrassing to rock up at the start line only for Monsieur Prudhomme to say 'non'.

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don simon [855 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Bloody hell! I've just completed the full set of Sky replica kit for my Strava rides, at quite a considerable cost I might say (fortunately I can afford it) And now I've got to start all over again.

Please, please, please don't change the colours of the bikes! I'm not sure that the Mrs will accept another cruise to balance the cost of new bikes.

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check12 [72 posts] 3 weeks ago
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A shame they didn't take the opportunity to swap to white shorts too. 

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Freddy56 [243 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Check out the video where they used a free song for the launch of their white jumper

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fenix [609 posts] 3 weeks ago
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don simon wrote:

Bloody hell! I've just completed the full set of Sky replica kit for my Strava rides, at quite a considerable cost I might say (fortunately I can afford it) And now I've got to start all over again.

Please, please, please don't change the colours of the bikes! I'm not sure that the Mrs will accept another cruise to balance the cost of new bikes.

That's the thing with pro kit. No sooner have you got it than it's out of date. I never bother now.

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RobD [411 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Well at least it'll be one less team wearing black/navy kit, it's getting a bit too similar in the peloton at the moment, bring back some of the garish 90s italian inspired kits.

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Jackson [334 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Let's hope no one chucks any piss over them this time, if only for the dry cleaning bills.

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Jackson [334 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Double

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surly_by_name [523 posts] 3 weeks ago
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don simon wrote:

Bloody hell! I've just completed the full set of Sky replica kit for my Strava rides, at quite a considerable cost I might say (fortunately I can afford it) And now I've got to start all over again.

Please, please, please don't change the colours of the bikes! I'm not sure that the Mrs will accept another cruise to balance the cost of new bikes.

This is an attempt at irony, right?

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BehindTheBikesheds [326 posts] 3 weeks ago
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don simon wrote:

Bloody hell! I've just completed the full set of Sky replica kit for my Strava rides, at quite a considerable cost I might say (fortunately I can afford it) And now I've got to start all over again.

Please, please, please don't change the colours of the bikes! I'm not sure that the Mrs will accept another cruise to balance the cost of new bikes.

Would you like to purchase an even more limited edition pair of 'Dura Ace' gloves in sky colours, used once, should easily get it past the missus.lol

 

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don simon [855 posts] 3 weeks ago
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surly_by_name wrote:
don simon wrote:

Bloody hell! I've just completed the full set of Sky replica kit for my Strava rides, at quite a considerable cost I might say (fortunately I can afford it) And now I've got to start all over again.

Please, please, please don't change the colours of the bikes! I'm not sure that the Mrs will accept another cruise to balance the cost of new bikes.

This is an attempt at irony, right?

No, it was out and out piss taking. Why?

How much Sky kit have you got?

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Nick T [1051 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Sky finally admit that black kit in the middle of the Mediterranean summer is and always was a ridiculous idea

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Leviathan [2556 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Nick T wrote:

Sky finally admit that black kit in the middle of the Mediterranean summer is and always was a ridiculous idea

Or perhaps sales of the black kit were under what they expected after years of the same design, so they switched it up for the novelty purchase. 

No one 'admitted' to anything. Jeez; what do some many people on this site jump to such dumb conclusions.

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Nick T [1051 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Aren't you a charmer.  You're right though, a cynical cash grab is much more respectable a possibility 

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Jack Osbourne snr [596 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Cash grab it is. Every self respecting Mamil already has at least one black Castelli jersey. A white Sky one increases the possibility of repeat sales to all but the Ninja Mamil.

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BehindTheBikesheds [326 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Nick T wrote:

Sky finally admit that black kit in the middle of the Mediterranean summer is and always was a ridiculous idea

At modest wind speeds/or moving speed of 3m/s (roughly 7mph) white is worse than black in sunny/hot conditions.

In basic terminology white will reflect heat back toward the body as much as it reflects the heat from the sun. Convection of heat away from the body due to wind speed (or physically moving) negates any downside to the heat absorbancy of darker colours over white, add in that white will reflect heat back to your body more than black and overall black is better in anything above wind speeds or moving at the figure given above.

HTH

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ficklewhippet [86 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Movistar and Quickstep have worn dark blue for ages, maybe the heat / colour thing just isn't really an issue?

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ficklewhippet [86 posts] 3 weeks ago
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Ah BTBS typed faster and more knowledgeably than me  1