Cycling style is always going to be a matter of opinion. One person’s dream jersey is another’s idea of lycra hell. So we’re not presenting these as ‘fact’ but here are a few kitspiration ideas to get you thinking.
Canyon Sram launched to great fanfare in 2016, bringing together riders from a host of nations. The design was an instant classic, proving that style and performance can go together, with kit provided by Rapha. You can see their riders mixing it with the best in the pro peloton, and on the world’s best mountain bike trails.
British team, JLT Condor have been a staple of the UK professional cycling scene for years. But their 2017 kit really is a thing of beauty, and has turned more than a few heads at races around the world. It also seemingly brought them good fortune, with impressive early-season form in Australia and New Zealand.
Dimension Data are a fascinating team. Not only did their riders look great in a clean, classic 2017 kit that could bridge decades, they also support a very worth cause. The African charity Qhubeka operate under the banner ‘bicycles change lives’ and backed the first African team to ride the Tour de France. With riders like Mark Cavendish flying the flag, the charity and the team are going to get noticed.
National cycling jerseys don’t come much more iconic than those of the Belgian national champ. Worn by the likes of Merckx, Museeuw and Boonen, the term legends doesn’t seem to do them justice. The kit has gone through many incarnations, but is never better then when at its simple best.
Tom Boonen (Bel) probably the greatest classics rider of his generation. Won the World road race championship in 2005. pic.twitter.com/BsEfztZuJ1— The World of Cycling (@twocGAME) September 22, 2017
Matrix Pro Cycling shifted direction in 2017, concentrating on supporting fewer riders, whilst developing strong links with many of the top women’s teams. Over the years, you may well have seen the likes of Laura Kenny and Elinor Barker in their kit, which has evolved into the stylish and sharp 2017 edition.