African Pro Continental team produces new kit, which is surely an early front runner for the 'At least they'll stand out' award

MTN-Qhubeka revealed its new kit last night and it’s what you might call, ‘an acquired taste.’

The Newcastle United/Juventus/Notts County style kit features some very prominent black and white stripes, which will look very distinct when the African team rides out next season.

They certainly won’t having the same similarity issues as Movistar’s new outfit has, as the MTN kit couldn’t be much more different to the suave black and yellow kit they were sporting last year.

There’s still a dash of of the team’s distinctive yellow on the new kit, with the MTN logo and the huge ‘é’ logos on the arms of the jersey, as the team have switched from using Trek bikes to Cervélo for the 2015 season. The rear of the jersey features the huge yellow ‘Q’ symbol of title sponsor Qhubeka, just because it needed that bit more to be distinctive…

MtnkitThe Pro Continental team signed some marquee riders for next season, including Edvald Boasson Hagen Team Sky, Tyler Farrar from Garmin-Sharp, Australian rider Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Britains Steve Cummings (BMC), making it look as though MTN could have their best season yet.

The new signings perhaps hadn’t seen the kit before they signed on the dotted line, but on the plus side (and we hate to keep banging on about it), no white shorts.

Let us know what you think of the new MTN-Qhubeka kit in the comments below.

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  • Brendan Power

    Looks good and does what it’s supposed to – stand out in the peloton. Incidentally, everything is an acquired taste!

  • MD

    Not as classy as previous years, on the other hand if the intention is to stand out from the crowd, be easy to pick out from long distance and overhead helicopter shots, then its actually not bad at all. The back of the jersey in particular is distinctive. Last years jersey was classy up close (I have one) but got lost in the peleton of many teams black based jerseys. The 2015 jersey is going to stand out and perhaps that’s the main job of the jersey after all.

  • Rhod Shipley

    I think CW means that the MTN-Qhubeca kit is based on the classic Notts County kit. Juve and Newcastle Utd both copied this…