VeloVoices Awards 2014: Kit of the Year

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.

Ant avatarAnt: This season, I was mostly a fan of the FDJ kit, in that glorious – and, sadly, soon to be largely sidelined – blue.

2014 FDJ kit

Jack avatarJack: 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 …

Ag2r 2014 kit

Kitty avatarKathi: IAM Cycling. Nothing is as smart as that navy blue kit with red and white accents. So smart, so elegant. Now if I could only forget about the hideous paint job on Sylvain Chavanel’s bike …

IAM 2014 kit

Midge Tremayne avatarMidge: 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.

French national champion FDJ

Panache avatarPanache: The Farewell Jens custom Trek kit with chrome shoes, custom painted helmet, and custom painted bike.

jens voigt kit

Tim avatarTim: 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.

Movistar 2014 kit

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.

Next: Best Social Media User.

VeloVoices Awards 2014

Race of the Year

Rider of the Year

Team of the Year

Breakthrough Rider of the Year

Flop of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sartorial Elegance Award

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3 thoughts on “VeloVoices Awards 2014: Kit of the Year

  1. I’ve long been a fan of AG2R La Mondiale’s quirky colour combination – and also very fond of the rich blue of FDJ – IAM’s super-sleek contemporary design looks invincible, but I keep thinking back to those tangerine carrots… happy days! 🙂

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