From yesterday’s Sartorial Elegance Award, we segue neatly into our award for the Kit of the Year. It’s almost like we plan these things sometimes! (*Almost*)
Who wore the coolest threads on the road in 2014? Here are our nominations. You know what to do!
Previous winners: 2012 – Swiss national champion’s jersey. 2013 – Sky.
Jack: Ag2r La Mondiale have been the butt of cycling fans’ jokes ever since they swapped their blue kit for a brown one a few years back. Their colour scheme undeniably has a vintage bathroom suite vibe, but it seems to me to be a little underrated in its retro cool. Then again, I liked the Footon-Servetto kit, too …
Midge: The French national champion’s kit styled by FDJ. Free from any sponsorship detailing, it is simple, beautiful, and looks like the French flag. What more does a national champion’s kit require? Many teams could learn from FDJ.
Tim: In amongst the plethora of black or navy-blue kits in the peloton, I rather liked Movistar‘s kit. The lime-green colours and cartoonish shape of Movistar’s logo made their jersey stand out from the crowd and feel less ‘corporate’ than, say, OPQS, Sky or Trek. And it’s just a clean, simple design too – no fuss, no muss.
Let us know your choice and the reasons for it – or if we have missed out your personal favourite – in the comments below.
Polls will close at 1200 GMT (UK time) on Friday 12th December.
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