Garmin-Cervélo have unveiled a limited edition team kit for the Tour de France.
The clothing retains the existing kit’s Garmin and Cervélo logos, but with white now the dominant colour instead of play, while the team’s signature argyle remains.
The kit, which will go on sale in early July, is manufactured by Castelli, who have twice previously designed one-off Tour de France specials for Cervélo TestTeam.
“We’re really excited about the Tour de France kit,” Slipstream Sports CEO and Garmin-Cervélo director sportif Jonathan Vaughters. “The lighter colour is perfect for hot weather and our signature argyle is more prominent.”
The move comes after Team Sky revealed a black and green Tour de France kit to raise awareness for Sky Rainforest Rescue and further helps distinquish the raft of black kits previously found in the pro peloton.
Castelli brand manager Steve Smith added: “We consider the Tour de France a very special event that deserves a special design.
“This team is rider-centric, and Castelli has done its part to make sure the riders have the most comfortable and technically advanced clothing for this big event.
“Racing in hot weather is physically demanding, that’s a given, and despite the fact that Castelli makes some of the lightest and coolest fabrics in existence, wearing a lighter colour will make a big difference, both psychologically and physically, to a rider’s well being.”
Castelli’s Speed Research Unit has also claimed to have invented the first skinsuit for road racing, along with a ‘nearly seamless’ Body Paint TT Speedsuit which the manufacturer says will ‘cut through the wind better than almost any other suit ever created.’
And, for the mountain stages, Garmin-Cervélo riders ‘will be supplied with an unbelievably lightweight jersey that virtually absorb no moisture so the weight savings multiply in the most extreme conditions.’