The British team have released a new special edition jersey in conjunction with Castelli exclusively for the Tour de France

Known for their uniform black kit, Team Sky have done an about-turn for the Tour de France with a special edition jersey.

Made in partnership with their kit sponsor Castelli, the kit features the same design as before but is now placed upon a white backdrop. The “distinctive data pattern” signifies all the team’s victories with the longer lines representing the team’s Grand Tour victories.

Team Principal, Dave Brailsford, was a big fan. “Castelli also looked at different colours during the design process last year. We all love the white,” he said.

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“We have always admired Castelli given their heritage and our shared passion for innovation. That’s why our kit this season reflects our history as a team and our ambitions for the future – with Italian flair and design. And our riders love it.

The kit will be worn exclusively for the Tour, making the team standout and easy to see for the fans.

Targeting a fourth Tour de France victory, Chris Froome said: “The backing we get from Team Sky fans means so much to the riders, and it really makes a big difference to us wherever we are racing.

“Giving fans an opportunity to be right there with us as we kick off this year’s Tour de France is just a small way for us to say thank you for that support,” he added.

Chris Froome will next be in action at the Critérium du Dauphiné before he takes on the the Tour de France at the end of the month.