Teams have begun to share their kit designs for the 2023 season through the off season. There are just a few days until we make it to the new year, but there are still a lot of jerseys to be uncovered.
Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, the artists formerly known as Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, released their new jersey on Christmas Day, which is surely the best present any of us receieved.
In the run up to the big day, Lotto-Dstny, Jumbo-Visma and Ineos Grenadiers all released their kits, with some continuation and other startling changes.
Lotto’s kit reflects the team’s new sponsors, with blue and orange given pride of place; Jumbo continue with its tried-and-tested yellow and black colours, while Ineos Grenadiers went wild and changed to red and orange.
Astana-Qazaqstan’s jersey is barely changed, with the now familiar light blue fading into navy down the chest.
With new sponsors Soudal coming aboard, Soudal Quick-Step have a bit more red on their kit than before, while Israel-Premier Tech’s kit is not dissimilar to the one they wore at the Tour de France last year. UAE Team ADQ, meanwhile, stick with largely the same colour scheme of violet, orange and red, but in a new configuration.
Groupama-FDJ’s new jersey sees the team completely overhaul their previous colours, with their new jersey featuring multiple shades of dark blue instead of their previous mainly all-white design. The jersey also features an eye-catching zip in the colours of the French national team.
Bahrain Victorious’ new kit is largely similar to the previous design manufactured by Alé, but with flashes of black added to the main body and light blue and a zig zagged design on the rear.
UAE Team Emirates has switched kit suppliers for the new season, with Italian brand Pissei taking over from their previous kit provider Gobik.
The team’s new kit provider will be making their debut on the WorldTour, but the Tuscany-based company has worked on a design that follows a similar pattern to the UAE kit of previous years.
Meanwhile, Trek-Segafredo has released new kit designs for both its men’s and women’s teams, with both sharing a similar design. Santini will continue as the team’s kit provider for another season.
In terms of other women’s squads, UAE Team ADQ and AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step have provided fresh designs, while Jumbo-Visma and Lotto-Dstny will have the same kits for both their men and women.
We will continue to share new designs as they come in.
UAE TEAM EMIRATES
Pissei will be providing the team with different designs, depending on the weather, with ultralight and breathable fabrics available to the squad in hotter weather.The other design has thermal qualities for when the temperature drops and the cold starts to bite, as it did when Pogačar rode away from his rivals at the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico in the snow.
Pissei’s first offering as kit provider is very similar to the UAE Team Emirates design of previous season, with a mainly white jersey with flashes of red and black. The logo of Emirates is still clearly visible in a red band, with the UAE, Whoosh and Colnago logos also being prominently displayed.
The sleeves are predominantly black, similar to the design of 2017 and 18, with a large black section on the rear of the jersey on its middle pocket. The hashtag #WeAreUAE is also present in the middle.
Pissei have also included a motto on the inner collar, “Race with Heart”.
The kit produced by Italian giant Santini for Trek-Segafredo is smart and sleek for both men’s and women’s teams and features an eye-catching design on the back of both jerseys.
Both jerseys have a mainly white base, with Trek emblazoned in a red band across the men’s, and in navy for the women’s. The two jerseys share a Trek logo in black down the side of each. They also share a similar pinstripe design on the sleeves, with the men’s being red and the women’s a light, duck-egg blue shade.
The two jerseys both have a prominent Segafredo logo on the front panelling, with the logos of sponsors SRAM, Bontrager and of course, Santini, all clearly visible in the top corners.
But it’s the back of both jerseys is what really stands out. A new design has been incorporated into both jerseys, using dark blue as the main colour in a pattern consisting of checkerboard and striped blocks.
In the men’s, red is the second colour to link together with the red Trek band that also features on the rear. For the women, light blue continues as a secondary colour in order to blend together with the navy Trek logo that features on the shoulders of their jersey.
The shorts for both men and women will stay dark blue, with a red band at the base for the men’s, and a light blue line for the women.
Groupama-FDJ’s new kit is full to the brim with different shades of dark blue, as well as a nod to their country with the French flag being prominent down the front of the jersey in the zip.
The front of the jersey is made up of blue panelling, with the Groupama logo present in a dark navy band across the top of the torso and the FDJ logo printed in white on a more royal blue background. Beneath the FDJ logo is another dark navy band which is a very similar colour to the jersey of the French national football team.
One of the jersey sleeves is the royal blue shade with the other being navy. The back of the jersey features the bands of colour that match with the front, with the Groupama logo backed by the navy shade and the FDJ logo the royal blue.
The new shorts are the same navy that features in the jersey, with the Groupama logo emblazoned on the thigh and the Alé logo prominent on the upper hip.
Groupama-FDJ shared a video on Twitter which shows off the new kit in all its glory.
The likes of Fred Wright, Matej Mohorič and Mikel Landa will be appearing in a kit next season which is largely unchanged from the design that has brought the team so much success.
Touches of black have been added to the traditional red and yellow of the team’s jersey, with the jersey featuring a zig-zag style stripe design in the team’s colours on the rear.
The jerseys produced by Alé are part of the PR-S collection, which the brand dedicates to teams and professional cyclists. The collection is designed to be light, breathable and fast.
Bahrain Victorious will keep the same black shorts for next season, with a flash of light blue around the base of the thigh.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, the saying goes, although it is a bit of a shame that Astana Qazaqstan have stuck with the same kit for the second year in a row. That’s why we’re using last year’s team picture above, because it’s exactly the same.
In fact, it’s pretty much the same Giordana kit as 2021 too, with just a change in sponsors on the front. Which is all good and sustainable, but what if I want a bit of Kazakh excitement in my life?
Well, I suppose at least you don’t have to think too hard about Astana next year, because they are almost exactly the same. Without Miguel Ángel López, though.
👕 Our 2023 kit captured during the official photoshooting in Altea.Indeed, we kept the same design with just some small changes, but we love 😍 it!#AstanaQazaqstanTeam 📷 @SprintCycling pic.twitter.com/nOa2VaY6VSDecember 15, 2022
One thing that you do absolutely have to get your head around is the new Quick-Step, which are now sponsored by Soudal, becoming Soudal Quick-Step. That means a revolution in design to cram Soudal and its customary red bar on the front of the jersey, ending up with this slightly messy looking kit.
There’s an exciting trailer for the new kit (opens in new tab) starring Yves Lampaert, and it can already be purchased for €89.95 on Quick-Step’s website.
Castelli’s second kit for the Belgian super-team is largely blue, with a white bit blasted out of the middle to make way for SOUDAL and its customary red bar. I can already picture Fabio Jakobsen and Julian Alaphilippe winning in it.
No longer a WorldTour team, Israel-Premier Tech have turned once again to stycle.design, otherwise known as Stijn Dossche, who designed their Tour de France kit last summer.
It’s a mix of hues, with blue, white, pink and purple all in there.
The jersey is made by its new kit supplier EKOÏ, and is designed to standout in the peloton with its “abstract blue, pink, and orange design of the jersey complimented by simple navy bib shorts which allow the jersey to shine”.
Kjell Carlström, the team’s general manager, said: “When it came to designing our 2023 kit, we wanted to do something a little different. Our Racing For Change kit at the Tour de France was a huge success and, in our opinion, one of the best kits in the peloton in recent years.
“So we figured, why not do something a bit different all season long. Blue and white, the Israeli colors, are at the core of our identity. But, as we saw in 2022, there was a lot of blue and white in the peloton. So, we wanted to add some additional color into the mix and create a fresh and modern look that stands out on the bike.
“Particularly on the back of the jersey, where we have replaced the team logo with the monogram of our star and P from Premier Tech so that we can be easily spotted on television. That’s our aim for 2023: stand out in the peloton when it comes to our kit design and the way we race.”
The newly named Women’s WorldTour team Israel-Premier Tech Roland have a similar, but not completely identical design.
UAE Team ADQ
UAE Team ADQ might share a name, a bike, a name, and a sponsor with the men’s UAE Team Emirates, but its jersey is radically different. Also made by Pissei, the kit is similar to last year, but subtly different.
It has light blue and red that fade into one another, vaguely similar to the Israeli teams above. Maybe its a Middle East thing.
Lotto-Dstny has changed quite a lot for the 2023 season, with new sponsor Dstny bringing its light blue and orange on board.
With Soudal leaving, the red bar and white middle no longer is required on the front of Lotto’s kit, with a light blue lower half coming in its place. That’s about it in terms of changes, with the light blue helmets continuing.
The team might no longer be in the WorldTour, but it will still be recognisable at races across the season.
The shorts remain black.
“The launch of this new outfit means that all eyes are now fully on the upcoming season,” Yana Seel, the chief business officer at Lotto-Dstny said in the press release. “We will have been riding in Vermarc Sport kit for more than half of the team’s existence. This says a lot about the quality of the equipment, the mutual trust and the shared love for the sport.”
Ineos Grenadiers will race in red, orange and navy in 2023, with the team deviating from their previous navy jersey.
It is a departure from the team’s previous colours, with navy not present as the main colour on the kit; that honour is instead given to a vibrant orange and red, which is perhaps more redolent of Bahrain Victorious.
Only once since the team’s inception in 2010 has their main kit been something other than navy or black – 2018’s white kit – and so it might take some time for viewers and fans to adjust.
The team are using Ineos’ “brigade red” colour, according to the press material. It is the second year that Belgian firm Bioracer has made the team’s kit.
The front of the jersey is red, with orange, red, and navy sleeves. The orange featured on the right arm is apparently “safety orange”, which is also a colour used by the Ineos Britannia America’s Cup team, which is also sponsored by Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos’ owner.
Rod Ellingworth, the team’s deputy principal, said in a statement: “The team is shifting up a gear with our 2023 jersey. We’re excited by the evolution of the design and hope our fans love this new look as much as we do. The shift to Ineos’ brigade red reflects the way we plan to race – with passion, grit and determination.
“The introduction of the distinctive orange colour is also important. It will increase the visibility of our riders during racing, as the orange kit they wear does whilst they are training, helping to keep them safe on the road and supporting them in all conditions. Bioracer has really risen to the challenge with our 2023 jersey and we’re looking forward to racing in this ‘Visibly Fast’ kit.”
Jumbo-Visma’s new kit is very similar to the old kit. It still is mainly yellow – shock – and has the black band with the sponsors across the middle.
The “roots to rise” jersey will be worn by both the men’s and women’s team, with only a small change in sponsors between the two.
The difference comes with the rainbow highlight either side of the black band, and the new sponsors, which are Bet City, SRAM and Lease a Bike for the men, and Elfi, and the same latter two for the women.
The kit has been designed to mark ten years of the Dutch team, which began as Blanco Pro Cycling Team in 2013 after the demise of Rabobank – the finance sponsors pulled out due to the prevalence of doping in cycling.
The team was then known as Belkin, before it became LottoNL-Jumbo, and then finally Jumbo-Visma.
“With this jersey, we pay tribute to what we have achieved together over the past ten years, and it is a starting point for further growth over the next ten years”, general manager Richard Plugge said in a statement.
“We built the team from the ground up to where we are today, with the Tour de France victory last summer being the absolute highlight. By wearing this jersey, we pay tribute to our history, but at the same time, we look forward to the future.”
“We have had some wonderful moments in recent years. Think of winning our first grand tour with Primoz Roglic in 2019, the monumental victories, last year’s Tour de France, the results of culture carriers like Robert Gesink and Steven Kruijswijk, and the development of talents like Olav Kooij.”
“We pioneered new territory a few years ago with the launch of our training and women’s teams. We started from scratch and completely redesigned the team. “We now have a solid foundation and will build on the future of the team and Dutch and international cycling.”
As a result of it being a 10 year anniversary kit, anyone who buys the jersey before 6 January will received 10 artworks on cards which remember the team’s greatest moments, from Lars Boom winning over the cobbles at the Tour de France in 2014 to Jonas Vingegaard winning the Tour de France last year.
AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step
AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step is quite a mouthful of a team, but it is the formalisation of the connection between the all-conquering Quick-Step men’s team at the AG Insurance-NXTG women’s team, which will be joining the Women’s WorldTour next year.
As a result, the team’s kit is quite redolent of their Soudal Quick-Step brothers, with the white band across the middle; in fact, it might be exactly the same aside from the different lead sponsors.
Among the riders donning this in 2023 will be Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, who has left SD Worx to be with the new WWT team, and Lotta Henttala, who spent 2022 without a squad.
Last year Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert went for simplicity with coloured sleeves and a plain white front. Now they have changed its name to Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, there has been an explosion of colour on the front of the kit.
The Nalini kit looks a bit like someone has taken a plain white jersey and thrown fluorescent yellow and navy blue paint at it. With 18 sponsors across the kit, it is a heady mix of the old and the new.
One that will stand out in 2023.