Dr Hutch: Celebrating the terrible cycling kit of the 1990s

Dr Hutch dons his dark glasses and sifts through the dazzling cycling fashion crimes of the late 20th century

Laurent Brochard and Jean-Francois Bernard at the 1995 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

I spent the early weeks of the season half-heartedly watching the races from the Middle East. Such uniformity. So much that is drab and hard to get excited about. And that’s just the 2017 kit designs.

There has been an outbreak of style in cycling over the last few years. Jerseys are designed by professionals, using a sensible selection of colours chosen to complement the sponsors’ logos.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine