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New Rapha kit for Team Sky

Professional riders spotted in new training kit that'll be launched early 2015

Team Sky are currently gadding about Mallorca in new Rapha training clothing that will be available early in 2015.

Geraint Thomas posted this pic on his Facebook page half an hour ago.

What’s that jersey Geraint (second from right) is wearing? It looks like a Rapha Super Lightweight Jersey in Sky blue, but no Sky logos. If it’s not the same fabric, it’s certainly very similar in style.

And that gilet on the left: that’s not in the current Rapha range.

Check out this pic from Team Sky’s Facebook page. Ben Swift (left) is wearing the same gilet and what looks like a new version of the Brevet jersey with the horizontal stripes.

And what’s this Geraint Thomas is wearing here with a short neck zip?

Then, we have this pic of Bernie Eisel.

With those ventilation zips on the side of the chest, he could be wearing a new version of Rapha’s Winter Jersey. Would he be wearing that in Mallorca today, though? Maybe not, so perhaps it’s a similar design in a lighter fabric.

And are those new non-Sky branded shorts with leg warmers too?

Stay tuned for more details once we’ve hassled Rapha for some answers.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, 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. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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