French WorldTour team FDJ reveals its new kit for the coming season...and it's nothing like last year's

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White bib shorts aren’t a good idea. They never have been and they never will be.

But it appears whoever designed the new FDJ kit for 2015 doesn’t care what we think, and has gone with the tight whites anyway, as modelled here by 2014 Tour de France podium finisher Thibaut Pinot.

FDJ’s traditional kit colour since its inception in 1997 has been white, with a mix of blue, grey and more white here and there. But after riding last year in their distinctive all blue, it seems slightly disappointing to lose it all together.

The new jersey is über French, combining the colours of the Tricolore with the sponsor’s usual big four-leaf clover logo.

The team will don the new kit for the first time at a winter training camp in Spain between December 10-17, as they build towards the start of the WorldTour season in January.

And that’s not the only news coming out of the French team either, as its very slightly changed their name for the coming season.

No longer will it be the ‘FDJ.fr Cycling Team’ that you knew so well last year, as it returns to the classic name ‘FDJ Cycling Team’. Safe to say, using FDJ will probably suffice.

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  • Roy Rodriguez

    I know right , all cycling teams now look the same , basically it’s just the same black set with just a few logos.
    Cycling teams before 2010 were all different unique bright colors , but now they all look same.

  • Jon Gavinos

    Nice to see pro teams like FDJ who stay true to their sponsors and fans and don’t follow the other all black all alike all team sky copycats nonsense. Watching the peloton nowadays is like going to a funeral watching ppl all dressing in black. Dull and depressing and can hardly tell whos in which team cos they look all the same.

  • António Sousa

    whats the poblem with the white? i like it…its better than the last year…

  • Brendan Power

    How very, very disappointing that a company spending hundreds of thousands (perhaps even millions) of pounds sponsoring a team have the audacity to design a kit without seeking the opinion of ‘Cycling’. I think you’re right; they don’t care what you think.