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Team Sky unveil special edition white jersey for Tour de France

Limited edition Castelli jerseys to be worn at Tour - and your name could be on one

Team Sky are swapping their traditional black jerseys for a special edition white version at this year’s Tour de France, and are offering fans the chance to see their names printed on the back.

Defending champion Chris Froome, who will bid to finish the Tour in the yellow jersey instead, has modelled the new Castelli kit, which is identical in all but colour to the black version – data print included.

And the jerseys worn at the team presentation in Dusseldorf on Thursday June 29 will also feature selected fans’ names, printed into the blue line on the back.

Chris Froome models Team Sky’s limited edition white Tour de France kit (pic: Team Sky)

Explaining the decision to swap kit colours, Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford said: “We have always admired Castelli given their heritage and our shared passion for innovation.

“That’s why our kit this season reflects our history as a team and our ambitions for the future – with Italian flair and design. And our riders love it.

“Castelli also looked at different colours during the design process last year. 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.”

Castelli brand manager Steve Smith added: “One of the designs we looked at for the 2017 season was a white version of what eventually became the 2017 Team Sky kit.

“We all knew that we wanted to use the new design, and the Tour is the perfect opportunity to do that. The kit looks so modern, and yet classic at the same time. We can’t wait to see it being worn by Team Sky.”

Fans have until June 13 to apply for the chance to see their name featured on the presentation jersey, by entering their details at teamskypromotions.com/whitejersey.

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