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13 Dec 2012 20:34

Dazed and Confused wrote:Will never be a fan of the colour scheme, but these guys are easy to identify.

being asymmetric will make them even easier to identify, like when you put your socks on at the wrong angle and they're all twisted.

As for the Blanco kit, it seems that it looks several times better if a rider is a former Dutch national champion, as it adds a modicum of interest. Still, any national champions they get can at least get a nice, clean, classic champions' kit, hopefully, not one of those Radioshack/Movistar monstrosities.
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13 Dec 2012 21:17

Libertine Seguros wrote:being asymmetric will make them even easier to identify, like when you put your socks on at the wrong angle and they're all twisted.

As for the Blanco kit, it seems that it looks several times better if a rider is a former Dutch national champion, as it adds a modicum of interest. Still, any national champions they get can at least get a nice, clean, classic champions' kit, hopefully, not one of those Radioshack/Movistar monstrosities.


yep, Luxembourg must feel like being wiped off earth. Personally ok with the base line Movistar, although it does remind me of a corporate suit issued for the Mobile World Congress.
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13 Dec 2012 21:22

so i guess the 2010 will remain their best one ever for yet another year

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with the sun it was just great
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13 Dec 2012 21:31

Dazed and Confused wrote:yep, Luxembourg must feel like being wiped off earth. Personally ok with the base line Movistar, although it does remind me of a corporate suit issued for the Mobile World Congress.


I'm not complaining about the standard Movistar kits, more about the chronically bad National Champion kits they produced in 2011 and 2012.
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13 Dec 2012 21:42

Libertine Seguros wrote:I'm not complaining about the standard Movistar kits, more about the chronically bad National Champion kits they produced in 2011 and 2012.


Business > Country
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13 Dec 2012 22:01

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New vacansoleil doesn't look too spectacular, but at least we can recognize them. :D
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13 Dec 2012 22:19

Dazed and Confused wrote:Business > Country


Yes, but at the same time, we're talking a Spanish national champion's kit here. The national champions tend to stand out from above more than the ever-increasing amorphous blob of black, white and blue. You might have been able to recognise the Caisse d'Epargne logo on riders from above, but you would ALWAYS see the Caisse d'Epargne Spanish champion's kit, because it was visible from space.

Also, I tend to zone out a lot of bland jerseys in bland péloton shots on boring stages, but a jersey I don't recognise I will pay more attention to, to try to work out what it is, and then why I don't recognise it (ie who are they riding for that has produced this kit I don't get?).

See, this is why I don't get the fad for corporate identity kits. Sure, the Sky-alikes and Leopard-alikes look good in corporate promo shots, but ultimately this is a cycling team, and we need to be able to identify them in the péloton. This is why Lampre have better kits than Sky, always have done and probably always will. Sky can easily be confused for a multitude of other teams from a distance overhead shot - Lampre will always be spotted, which also makes it easier for the commentator to keep mentioning them too. See also old Liquigas kits, Euskaltel and Relax-GAM.
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13 Dec 2012 22:23

Parrulo wrote:so i guess the 2010 will remain their best one ever for yet another year

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with the sun it was just great


2010, great year for cycling
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13 Dec 2012 22:30

Libertine Seguros wrote:See, this is why I don't get the fad for corporate identity kits. Sure, the Sky-alikes and Leopard-alikes look good in corporate promo shots, but ultimately this is a cycling team, and we need to be able to identify them in the péloton. This is why Lampre have better kits than Sky, always have done and probably always will. Sky can easily be confused for a multitude of other teams from a distance overhead shot - Lampre will always be spotted, which also makes it easier for the commentator to keep mentioning them too. See also old Liquigas kits, Euskaltel and Relax-GAM.


If Armani was sponsoring the Italian team, it would probably not be identifiable from the heli shot, but I hear you. Most of the design work is probably outsourced to Cos with very little idea about how the sport works, however they have designed 100s of corporate suits.
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14 Dec 2012 14:40

[SIZE="5"]Cannondale's new kit. More like GQ style.

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14 Dec 2012 19:43

roadbiker wrote:Team Cannondale 2013:
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Thought I'd let everyone know that I have received a PM from a person going by the username pressofficecannondale saying that this is a fake graphic. They are asking not to "created confusion among the fans with false pictures."
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14 Dec 2012 19:55

Has already been confirmed by the source José Been/TourDeJose
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14 Dec 2012 20:09

Ok, just thought I'd pass along the PM, in case some didn't know.
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14 Dec 2012 20:15

This does make me wonder where the pic came from
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14 Dec 2012 22:22

Afrank wrote:Thought I'd let everyone know that I have received a PM from a person going by the username pressofficecannondale saying that this is a fake graphic. They are asking not to "created confusion among the fans with false pictures."


So one of the teams employees trawls the internet and forums and sends messages to everybody with wrong information. Off season indeed.
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15 Dec 2012 00:52

Pentacycle wrote:Image

New vacansoleil doesn't look too spectacular, but at least we can recognize them. :D


No more ugly green? That would be great :D
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15 Dec 2012 07:36

classicomano wrote:No more ugly green? That would be great :D


I have never seen any green on the Jerseys of Team Vacansoleil, but the ones they had on Il Lombardia was really great... for those who doesn´t know how they looked, exchange the blue to Celeste ;-D

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15 Dec 2012 11:27

Astana kit is most similar to 2007?
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15 Dec 2012 11:31

Dazed and Confused wrote:So one of the teams employees trawls the internet and forums and sends messages to everybody with wrong information. Off season indeed.

Sort of like Vaughters, but he doesn't do it in PM. And all season long.
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15 Dec 2012 11:38

Considering the logo is ProTour ... :p
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