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Movistar reveal new team colours for 2018 and confirm women's team

Joe Robinson
11 Sep 2017

Both the men and women of Movistar ditch green for a blue fade for 2018

Photo: Movistar Twitter

Since Movistar took the reigns from Caisse d'Epargne in 2011, the distinctive blue with green M jersey has been a staple of the peloton. 

However, thanks to a company rebranding, Spain's top WorldTour team will be turning out in a faded blue jersey with white M as of next season. 

The kit will still be made by Scottish company Endura, yet will feature this new colour way. 

The reworked kit will also be worn by Movistar's new women's WorldTour team that will launch at the beginning of next season.

Reports suggest that 10 riders have been signed and the team will use the same staff and support structure that is already in place for the exisiting men's team.

Both squads will ride Canyon bikes, and so obvious speculation turns to the future of the Canyon-SRAM team. The German bike brand supplies race machines to more than one men's team so a similar approach to the women's peloton is possible.

First impressions of the new kit remind of us some existing kits, especially with the decision to opt for a faded blue.

A double take may be necessary to distinguish between Astana and Movistar in a speeding peloton in both the men's and women's WorldTour.

Additionally, with the white accents on the light blue jersey with dark bib shorts, comparisons with previous Team Sky training kit are quick to mind.

The Spanish telecommunication giants will be hoping this new kit brings some luck to the team that underperformed at this year's Grand Tours.

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