Here's why Jumbo-Visma are riding blue tyres at the Tour de France 2021

Some of the Dutch squad's bikes are equipped with blue tyres at the French stage race

Jumbo-Visma at the Critérium du Dauphiné 2021
(Image credit: Getty)

Throughout some of the biggest races of 2021 - the Tour de France, and also the Critérium du Dauphiné - there's been something a little odd-looking about the Jumbo-Visma squad.

The black and yellow of their jerseys is the same, and by now we've grown used to them riding matching Cervélos instead of Celeste Bianchis, but look more closely, and you could spot that some of the riders have been sporting blue tyres.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.