LottoNL-Jumbo reveal new Tour de France strip to avoid yellow jersey clash

To avoid having all nine of their riders looking like they're wearing the yellow jersey, LottoNL-Jumbo have redesigned their kit for the Tour de France

Dutch team LottoNL-Jumbo have revealed their new jersey for the Tour de France, with the design featuring less yellow panels to ensure there is no clash with the leader's jersey.

With the current design sporting yellow shoulders, and a yellow front and back it could be hard to discern the Lotto riders from the person actually leading the race, although the new design won't make it a whole lot easier.

The shoulders are now white on both the front and the back, while the rear of the jersey is now yellow from bottom to top.

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Riders will have their names and nationalities emblazoned on the back of their shoulders to give the fans and commentators slightly more chance of recognising each of them.

The new jersey was reportedly 'leaked' on the Tour de France website a couple of days before the team's announcement, with fellow yellow-wearers Tinkoff-Saxo also shown with a different kit.

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Tinkoff do like a bit of camouflage, with their spring training camp kit a horrible mix of blues and greens. The possible new design may distinguish them from the yellow jersey wearer, but on the other hand no-one will be able to see them...

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Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.