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Garmin-Cervélo unveils 2011 kit

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.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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