Riders take to Twitter to show off their new team kits

Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, and Peter Sagan among the riders in their new kit

The start of January is always an exciting time in cycling. Not only has the racing already started, but it's the first chance to get to see all the new signings showing off their new kits.

Thanks to strict contracts that run for exactly 12 months from January 1, pro riders have to continue wearing the kit of their old team right up until the end of the year.

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