After years of plying his trade on a Giant bike, Marcel Kittel will be hoping for success on board a Specialized with Etixx-Quick Step in 2016.

He may have a new team, a new kit and a new bike, but one thing never changes – Kittel’s hair is still his number one feature, judging by the video Specialized have put out welcoming him to the team.

Kittel has already got his hands on a Specialized ahead of the new season, with his Giant contract having been terminated early, allowing him a chance to ride his new bike before the traditional January 1 transfer.

The German has also already ridden with many of his new teammates at the Tom Boonen and Friends charity cyclocross race last month.

Kittel replaces Mark Cavendish at Etixx, with the Manxman off to Dimension Data, and will likely head up the team’s sprinting hopes alongside young Colombian Fernando Gaviria.