Merry Christmas to all you avid cycling tech fans still joining us on this Christmas day.
Last week was an interesting one for the world of pro team tech with a number of WorldTour teams revealing their paint jobs for the 2018 season.
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Let’s get stuck in.
Movistar and Team Sky paint jobs
These are two of the first WorldTour teams to reveal their new bike colours for the 2018 season.
For starters, Movistar has gone bright blue over the dark blue and green of previous years, matching the bikes perfectly to the new kit.
Team Sky has gone for a more subtle design change, opting to pain the inside of the front triangle white to match it to their new white kit, give the top tube a thin blue line and rest is the standard dark blue from the previous season.
Specialized S-Works shoes and Evade helmet
We first saw the potential new shoes on Instagram before spotting the helmet on the heads of the riders at their latest team camps.
The return of motor doping?
In less jolly news, we also reported earlier this week about multiple “very notable riders” being under investigation for alleged motor doping. According to the paper that first reported the story, the allegations are aimed at the very highest level… the plot thickens.
Jalaberts €17,000 bike for sale
If you fancy owning a bit of history you can now buy Laurent Jalabert’s Look TT bike on eBay. You’ll need deep pockets, though, with the bike coming in at a whopping €17,500.
The bike boasts amazingly deep fairings and an intricate Look bar and stem combo that not only makes it slippery but also makes it particularly interesting looking.