Team Sky and Castelli have unveiled the new kit for the team’s 2019 season and revealed a return to black for the team’s tenth year in the peloton. This follows the white kit worn by the team in 2018.
The kit incorporates a blue to black gradient, with the blue being inspired by the team’s commitment to Sky Ocean Rescue (SOR).
The jersey retains the iconic line on the back, a defining feature that has been ever-present since the team’s inception, while rider names have moved back to the side of the jersey, echoing the team’s previous designs.
Team Sky Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said “We’ve enjoyed another fantastic year of collaboration with Castelli and are delighted with our new look for 2019.
“Castelli share our attitude and outlook in their approach to research and development and we have been continually impressed by their pioneering work from the moment our relationship started. They have played a major role in our success over the past two seasons and are a big part of Team Sky.”
He continued, “This year’s jersey is a special one for the team as we enter our tenth year on the road. The design is befitting of that landmark and we believe this year’s kit will be our best performing yet.”
Steve Smith, Castelli Brand Manager said, “Not only does the new kit look great, but we’re confident it will be the best performing Team Sky kit yet. The sixth generation of Castelli aero jerseys are more aerodynamic than ever before, as well as being lighter and more comfortable.”
Smith added “Team Sky’s staff and riders provide us with valuable feedback, which we use to continuously improve our products. This is vital for Castelli because most of the Team Sky products end up in our Castelli collection, so we’re happy to incorporate Team Sky’s expertise to make cycling faster and more enjoyable for cyclists everywhere.”
Team Sky and Castelli fans can now pre-order the new kit now – with full availability coming in the New Year.