'If it doesn't work out, we hide them': How pro mechanics prepare coloured bikes for race leaders

We ask around the WorldTour teams how much kit they carry with in case they take a coveted race jersey

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Teams bring pink kit to this month's Giro d'Italia, and yellow to the Tour de France, to be ready for their riders and the sponsorship opportunities, saying it does not give their leaders bad luck.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.