New design features more colour with blue and white horizontal bands

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After spending most of this week teasing us with snapshots of their new kit, Team Sky have officially unveiled the jersey that they will be wearing for the 2016 season. As expected the kit features a splash more colour than last year’s all-black design.

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The main difference from previous jerseys is the addition of horizontal blue and white stripes on the front of the jersey, just below the Sky logo, a clear nod towards the Rapha Brevet jersey that has been part of Rapha’s range of Team Sky training gear since the start of 2015. The only other alteration is the Rapha logo around the left leg, where previously there had been a blue band.

Team Sky jersey 2016 peter kennaugh

Peter Kennaugh’s national champion’s jersey has received only minor tweaks for 2016

This will be the final kit that Rapha will produce for Team Sky, after it announced that it will end the partnership at the end of the 2016 season. However all of the sponsors on the 2016 jersey remain the same, with the 21st Century Fox logo down the flanks and on the chest, and with the riders’ name (or nickname) around the right sleeve.

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The team have also unveiled the design of Peter Kennaugh’s British national champion’s kit, although given that this already had the horizontal red, white, and blue bands across the mid-riff, it hasn’t received too much of an update for 2016.