Orica-BikeExchange reveal new kit ahead of the Tour de France

The Australian team reveal their brand new kit since adopting a new title sponsor ahead of the Tour de France

Kramon/ORICA-BikeExchange
(Image credit: Kramon/ORICA-BikeExchange)

The recently renamed Orica-BikeExchange team have revealed their new kit for the forthcoming Tour de France and the rest of season, ditching the white look for an all blue outfit.

The Australian team announced earlier this week that they would be adopting a new title sponsor to replace GreenEdge, and have changed their outfit to reflect that.

New kits/colors for a new name sponsor as Team Orica-GreenEDGE changes into Team Orica-BikeExchange ahead of the 2016 Tour de France

New kits/colours for a new name sponsor as Team Orica-GreenEDGE (Kramon/ORICA-BikeExchange)
(Image credit: kramon)

It's not a dramatic change of style, with the trademark lime green still present, but the team will show-off an all navy blue top and shorts for the first time at the Tour.

With no clear GC figure as they had at Giro d'Italia in Esteban Chaves, Orica will be looking for stage wins through the Tour with likes of Michael Matthews, Simon Gerrans and young British climber, Adam Yates.

“We are looking forward to help them [BikeExchange] develop their business together with the team and to bring our fans even closer to the joy of riding bikes and watching the biggest stars take the biggest races," said team owner Gerry Ryan.

New kits/colors for a new name sponsor as Team Orica-GreenEDGE changes into Team Orica-BikeExchange ahead of the 2016 Tour de France

Adam Yates in the new Orica kit (Kramon/ORICA-BikeExchange)
(Image credit: kramon)

“Our team has come a long way since its inception. We are now in our fifth season and we have developed into one of the youngest and most versatile rosters on the WorldTour."

"It's really exciting for us to start the biggest race of the season with a new partner and a new look.”

Orica aren't the only team to change kit for the upcoming Tour, with Giant-Alpecin revealing their new white look on Wednesday.

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