• Marcel Kittel models The new Etixx-QuickStep kit (Supplied) (Etixx-Quickstep)Source: Etixx-Quickstep
The Etixx-QuickStep World Tour team has revealed its new jersey for the 2016 season, designed again by clothing sponsor Vermarc.
Cycling Central

5 Dec 2015 - 7:51 AM 

The light blue of last year is replaced by a darker shade of blue which is predominant on the jersey, except for a white horizontal line, framed by two black ones. Black will be noticeable also on the sleeves and in the lower half, thanks to the addition of some vertical stripes. The shorts will undergo a major change from last year, becoming blue as well, which will be the main colour of next season, thus making sure the outfit will be easier to get recognized in the races.

The sponsors of the team have top visibility, with Etixx resting on the center chest of the jersey, right above QuickStep, just as in the past season. Latexco moves to the upper chest, on the neckband and on the back, while Lidl – a new to the sponsor – will have its place on the sleeves and on the rear of the pants. Also on the sleeves, below Lidl, on a white background, there’s Janom, while on the upper back there’s Peugeot, with Specialized.

“It’s an elegant and modern jersey, which will be easy to spot in the pack. I like it a lot, because it’s very classy and it makes me proud to wear it. Vermarc did a great job designing this jersey and for my part I hope to honor it during the races and take it to the top spot of the podium," new signing Marcel Kittel said.

The new kit will make its debut on 17 January at the People’s Choice Classic, in Adelaide.