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Team Ineos unveil one-off jersey for Tour de Romandie

Team's official new kit to be revealed at Tour de Yorkshire later in the week

Joe Robinson
29 Apr 2019

Team Ineos have unveiled a one-off kit to be worn by the team at the Tour de Romandie, starting on Tuesday. The new sponsor, who will take over from Sky, will officially launch at the Tour de Yorkshire this Thursday but, due to UCI rules, the team is unable to change names halfway through a race. This means the team will actually debut at the Tour de Romandie which begins on Tuesday 30th April.

However, not to ruin their plans of a 'home' unveiling in Yorkshire, the team will wear a one-off kit for the five-day stage race in Switzerland.

No surprises are had as the temporary strip sticks with the usual dark jersey and black bibshorts that have almost been part and parcel of the team since its inception a decade ago.

The biggest change is the swap of the Sky logo for that of Ineos and the reintroduction of a blue strip down the jersey's back.

Geraint Thomas will lead the team in Switzerland looking to win the team's first Romandie title since Chris Froome in 2014.

He is joined by fellow Brit Ben Swift, Italian duo Filippo Ganna and Diego Rosa, along with Dylan van Baarle and Kenny Ellisonde. Also racing for the first time this season will be Vasil Kiryienka, who was recently given the all clear to race again after the discovery of a cardiac anomaly.

Meanwhile, in Britain, Team Ineos's actual jersey will be first presented just before the start of the Tour de Yorkshire this Thursday in Doncaster in which Froome will be leading the team at the four-day stage race.