Team Sky will line up at the start of the Tour of Britain in Rochdale this Saturday in new black and green kit as they bid to save one billion trees in the Amazon rainforest throughout the race.

Taking advantage of the UCI rule that allows teams to compete in one race with different kit, the British squad has replaced the blue stripes on it’s kit for green – calling it the Sky Rainforest Rescue Kit.

According to Sky’s press release the six riders will have new helmets, water bottles, saddles and bikes for the eight stage event.

Sky’s rainforest rescue initiative aims to raise £4 million to save one billion trees in the Amazon. All money raised is donated to the World Wildlife Fund.

 

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