Team Sky goes back to black in 2019
Nov 30 2018 10:17 pm CET

Team Sky goes back to black in 2019
Team Sky goes back to black in 2019
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Team Sky has unveiled its kit for the 2019 season. The British squad will return to the colour black after an entire year sporting a white kit.

The team comes back to black in its tenth year in the professional peloton. The 2019 kit incorporates a blue to black gradient and the blue represents the team's commitment to Sky Ocean Rescue, whose logo also appears at the collar of the jersey in an attempt to continue raising awareness of the campaign to clean the oceans from plastic.

The jersey will maintain its blue line at the back, which has been part of the kit since its inception, and the names of the riders are being moved back to the sides as it was before 2018. The Team Sky data pattern will transfer to the bus where it will show the achievements of the team in its first nine years in the peloton.

The kit is manufactured once again by Castelli, which has been a partner of the team since 2017. "We’ve enjoyed another fantastic year of collaboration with Castelli and are delighted with our new look for 2019," said Team Sky Principal Sir Dave Brailsford. "Castelli shares our attitude and outlook in their approach to research and development and we have been continually impressed by their pioneering work from the moment our relationship started.

"They have played a major role in our success over the past two seasons and are a big part of Team Sky. This year’s jersey is a special one for the team as we enter our tenth year on the road. The design is befitting of that landmark and we believe this year's kit will be our best performing yet."

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, who won the 2018 edition of the race, welcome the new design. " love the look of the new kit. It’s a classic design and I can’t wait to race in it in 2019," commented Froome.

"The kit is a nice celebration of our tenth year in the peloton - I can see lots of our old designs in the new look for 2019. I'm looking forward to pulling it on in the New Year," added Thomas.

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