Former pro weighs in on eye-catching design that's sure to split opinion
Remember the Colombian women’s team kit with its “naked” look that provoked such a furore back in 2014 that even the president of the UCI got involved? Well, now the other end of South America is having a shot at designing some truly shocking kit, with Argentinian team Xirayas de San Luis sporting a very eye-catching design for 2016.
The colourful outfit should certainly be nice and easy to spot in TV footage, although the pattern design on the front of the shorts certainly raised a few eyebrows on social media, with former professional rider Marijn de Vries saying what everyone was surely thinking:
The team has enjoyed a relatively good start to 2016, taking a couple of stage prodiums at eighth overall in the final general classification at the Tour Feminino de San Luis in January, as well as a number of successes in domestic races in Argentina.
So, does Xirayas de San Luis’s eye-catching design make it one of the best kits of 2016, or should those shorts consign it to a place in our list of the worst pro kits of all time? Let us know what you think in the comments below.