Tinkoff unveil yet another new kit for their final ever race

Harking back to their Tinkoff Credit Systems days, the Russian team unveil their billionth new kit in their history for the Abu Dhabi Tour

Tinkoff in their new kit ahead of the Abu Dhabi Tour (photo: Tinkoffteam.com)

Tinkoff may be bowing out of cycling at the end of the season, but this has not stopped them keeping the poor designers at Sportful busy creating another new kit for their final race.

The Russian team will wear a special white and yellow kit for the Abu Dhabi Tour - quite a departure from their usual fluorescent yellow - in homage to the original Tinkoff kit of the late 2000s.

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We've lost count of the number of different strips Tinkoff have revealed in recent seasons, from the camouflage kit of the 2015 preseason to the La Datcha monstrosity of early 2016.

This one is at least moderately tasteful, if a bit outdated, and the white patches will reflect the harsh Abu Dhabi sun.

The race will be the last of the season for most teams, but with the Tinkoff team going out of business the riders will all be going in their separate directions.

Alberto Contador in the Tinkoff 'La Datcha' kit

Alberto Contador in the Tinkoff 'La Datcha' kit

Alberto Contador will lead the team for the final time before trotting off to Trek-Segafredo. Juraj Sagan continues to follow brother and World Champion Peter around by joining Bora-Hansgrohe, along with fellow Slovakians Michael Kolar and Erik Baska.

Jesper Hansen moves on to Astana and Jesus Hernandez will continue to act as Contador's righthand man by moving to Trek as well. Young Italian rounds out the team who will be wearing the new kit in Abu Dhabi, and he'll be off to Androni-Giacattoli next year.

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