Team Sky’s kit and other disasters

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Is 2010 going to be the year of bad kits? RadioShack needs a new design, Astana is still using poor color combinations and Sky’s is as creative as a middle school art project. What is going on out there? Is this a sign that everyone, even team staff, is racing clean and are now boring?


  1. Rica620 says:

    Well, just because the racers and their staff are drug-free doesn’t mean they can’t hire the frequently drunken, stoned graphic designers… ;) I don’t think a team would get disqualified from the Tour de France if their jerseys were designed by a pothead.

  2. Rica620 says:

    BTW, if those Astana kits are the new ones as well, aside from having Contador on their team, they are setting themselves for a whole new batch of teasing… oh, boy.

  3. neilroad says:

    A look at Sky’s Facebook page confirms my worst fear – these are in fact their kit for 2010. Sky management needs to go to a nearby community college and hire some brain addled, yet creative first year graphic designers.

  4. Chris Carlson says:

    I gotta disagree with you. I think the kits are clean and simple. They are kind of retro in a way. If they hadn’t come from Addidas, I would say they came from Rapha. I love the three stripes on the bibs. Nice little details. They are much better looking than Radioshack’s kits. You can clearly see all the sponsors.

    Only disadvantage is that they are black. (although the back is predominately white). I think they might have to change to white because of heat issues. (just like Cervelo had to do last year)

  5. Chris Carlson says:

    Sky is smart for not taking the NASCAR approach to designing their kits.(NASCAR=LOGOS and Visual noise everywhere) I also have to say that anything is better than the new Astana kits. A color-blind monkey, throwing poo could have designed a better kit than Astana’s :-)

  6. rgrissom says:

    @neilroad I don’t think its horrible but it certainly isn’t going to perform well in the heat.

  7. loopybunny says:

    @neilroad “Middle school art project”! I was thinking similar – looks like a kid designed it. No creativity whatsoever.

  8. bwcycling says:

    @neilroad About what you’d expect from a British team. They think they have fashion down but instead look like a bunch of shirt lifters.

  9. skipbadger says:

    @neilroad the sky kits are kinda like British food and British teeth. No flash at all. They simply get the job done.

  10. Ross F says:

    @Chris Carlson
    Yup, I agree with Chris. After being overwhelmed with sponsorship logo on the likes of Columbia and Kelly last season, i prefer the cleaner non cluttered look. My team has done the same thing with this years kit. Keep it simple. This at least appies to Sky’s kit. The Shack kit already needs an overhaul but my bets are that the TdF kit will look much better.

  11. azens says:

    If I were Alberto I would be trying to leave Astana just so I didnt have to wear that kit, its hideous. The new shack kit is terrible, the sky kit is very underwhelming. The only decent new kit I have seen for next season is the Quick Step kit, the one they tried to wear during the classics season last year. All and all its going to be a ugly year in cycling.

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