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The best men's WorldTour team kits for 2021

Joe Robinson
31 Dec 2020

Our guide to the new kits of each of the men's 19 WorldTour teams for the 2021 season

As we enter 2021, one of the few things we can look towards in hope is the restart of the cycling season. In fact, you're likely so desperate for some racing, you're probably reaching peak withdrawal symptoms right about now.

Hallucinating about Julian Alaphilippe in yellow, seeing Geraint Thomas in your tea leaves, telling uninterested colleagues on Zoom calls that if you thought Tadej Pogacar was incredible at the Tour de France, to wait until Remco Evenepoel is fully fit.

Stuff like that.

Well, to help you through, we thought we'd take you through the lovely new men's WorldTour team kits for the coming season and, better still, we thought we'd even rank them with a completely arbitrary rating system

AG2R Citroen - 3/5

Brown bibshorts to the rescue here. For those who believe brown bottoms are wrong are sadly mistaken. As for the jersey, what is it actually saying? What is La Citroen? Why is it at a jaunty angle? Where is the bleedin' brown and blue!?

Astana - 3.5/5

I'm a fan of the Harlequins rugby union team so feel a strong affinity to the diamonds used in this kit. I also like how happy Manuele Boaro looks, makes me happy too.

Bahrain Victorious - 2/5

Did you know that 1980s New Wave band The Thompson Twins were neither twins nor called Thompson? And did you know calling yourself 'victorious' practically ensures you'll win exactly zero races in 2021? 

Bora-Hansgrohe - 2/5

This Bora-Hansgrohe kit is a little boring so instead, let's think what cycling rock god Daniel Oss could possibly be making in the kitchen.

I reckon it is roast Guinea fowl, confit leg with roasted root vegetables, pan-fried asparagus, a white truffle sauce and truffle shavings. Because why not?

Cofidis - 4/5

Simon Geschke is bang into using sustainable hemp oils for his beard and loves to gift people sourdough starter; he says making your own bread is healing.

He has a flat in London Fields. Jokes that with the amount he has forked out in rent over the past decade, he could have probably bought the house three times over by this point. Sad, funny and could be true?

Deceuninck-QuickStep - 3.5/5

That's a Richard Mille watch Cav is wearing on his wrist. The company has a $815,000 cycling watch in its collection. It was developed with Formula 1's Alain Prost, only 30 were made and it was designed as to not impede a cyclist while he sprints on the drops.

Absurd. Where did it all go wrong?

EF Education-Nippo - 3.5/5

EF Education-Nippo have claimed this 2021 jersey to be the 'most compliant kit ever' in response to the hullabaloo caused by the ducks at last year's Giro d'Italia.

Can't lie, we are underwhelmed. We were hoping for some swans in 2021 or a newt or two.

Groupama-FDJ - 4/5

Yeah, I think I'd also be as smug as Arnaud Demare if I was not only the best sprinter in the world right now but also in the best National Champion's kit going. Thing of sheer beauty. Long live the patriotism of Marc Madiot. Vive la France.

Ineos Grenadiers - 3/5

Aqua Blue Sport called, they want their kit back.

Israel Start-Up Nation - 4/5

Looks fake, doesn't it? Chris Froome not in Team Sky/Ineos kit. Like the moon landings, it just isn't sitting right. I think it could be the lack of Oakleys that really does it for me. The kit is really nice, to be fair, much better than last year's. But Froomey wearing it just looks wrong.

Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert - 3.5/5

The order of best French supermarkets is as follows: Auchan, Intermarche, Casino, Super U, Carrefour, E.Leclerc.  

Lotto-Soudal - 4/5

Tim Wellens there, showing us how important hydration is for health. How sensible of Tim. Much more sensible than those crazy kamikaze attacks he seems to launch during ever Ardennes Classics campaign.

Movistar - 3/5

You know who has a really interesting kit? Gazprom-Rusvelo. Do you know who doesn't have an interesting kit? Movistar.

Team BikeExchange 1.5/5

Getting strong 'City bank organises charity bike ride and gives staff special jersey' vibes from this one. Yes, 1.5 is harsh but I'm yet to forgive them for riding Bianchis that are not celeste, ok?

Team DSM - 3/5

'Yeah, so take that really cool Team Sunweb jersey we had last season and just make it worse, got it?'

Jumbo-Visma - 4/5

Ever watched 'The Bee Movie'? Terrible! Full of scientific inaccuracies. Male bees, part of the honey-making process? Come on, read a book! And there's no way bees like jazz either. 

Trek-Segafredo - 5/5

Fistbumps for the best jersey in the men's peloton. Fistbumps for the best jersey in the women's peloton. Fistbumps for Nicola Conci being really good at guitar. Fistbumps for Elisa Longo Borghini being in the Italian police. Fistbumps for all!

Qhubeka-Assos - 4.5/5

Hands, touchin' hands Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you...

UAE Team Emirates - 2/5

Why are Davide Formolo, Tadej Pogacar and Matteo Trentin standing like they are playing as a tricky front three for Wolves against Liverpool at the weekend? Real Sky Sports feel to this, you can even hear Jamie Carragher struggling on the pronunciation of Tadej.

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