'You must be kidding. A kit with ovaries on it?!'

Former pro weighs in on eye-catching design that's sure to split opinion

xirayas de san luis

Remember the Colombian women's team kit with its "naked" look that provoked such a furore back in 2014 that even the president of the UCI got involved? Well, now the other end of South America is having a shot at designing some truly shocking kit, with Argentinian team Xirayas de San Luis sporting a very eye-catching design for 2016.

The colourful outfit should certainly be nice and easy to spot in TV footage, although the pattern design on the front of the shorts certainly raised a few eyebrows on social media, with former professional rider Marijn de Vries saying what everyone was surely thinking:

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The team has enjoyed a relatively good start to 2016, taking a couple of stage prodiums at eighth overall in the final general classification at the Tour Feminino de San Luis in January, as well as a number of successes in domestic races in Argentina.

So, does Xirayas de San Luis's eye-catching design make it one of the best kits of 2016, or should those shorts consign it to a place in our list of the worst pro kits of all time? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.