Cycling Weekly presents the Proteams’ jerseys to spot in the bunch this season, unflinchingly rates their design and points out who to look out for in their colours.

Which one would you rank as the best? Tell us in the comments box below.

Dimitri Champion 2011

Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra)

No change here – fingers crossed the poo-brown shorts have been retained.

Riders to watch: Nicolas Roche, John Gadret, Rinaldo Nocentini.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Maxim Gourov 2011

Astana (Kaz)

The Kazakhs have come over all Tron. Still won’t match your bike, though.

Riders to watch: Roman Kreuziger, Alexandre Vinokourov, Allan Davis.

Cycling Weekly rating two out of five

Alessandro Ballan 2011

BMC Racing Team (USA)

The American squad have stuck with their 2010 design, which looks nice enough.

Riders to watch: Cadel Evans, George Hincapie, Taylor Phinney.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Cofidis 2011

Cofidis (Fra) (Pro Continental)

Sticking with the 2010 design: bright, bold and does the job.

Riders to watch: David Moncoutié, Samuel Dumoulin, Rein Taaramae.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Inaki Isasi 2011

Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spa)

No change to the design here – nor to the easily-spotted-in-the-bunch colour.

Riders to watch: Samuel Sanchez, Igor Anton, Egoi Martinez.

Cycling Weekly rating two out of five

Europcar team 2011

Europcar (Fra) (Pro Continental)

Green is in! A lovely looking jersey vying with HTC as top of the crop.

Riders to watch: Thomas Voeckler, Pierre Rolland, Anthony Charteau

Cycling Weekly rating five out of five

Tyler Farrar 2011

Garmin-Cervélo (USA)

What they would call ‘a mash-up’ on Glee. Garmin meets Cervélo and it looks pretty special.

Riders to watch: David Millar, Thor Hushovd,

Tyler Farrar.

Cycling Weekly rating four out of five

Mark Cavendish 2011

HTC-Highroad (USA)

Retro-fabulous loveliness. Our fave.

Riders to watch: Mark Cavendish, Tony Martin, Peter Velits.

Cycling Weekly rating five out of five

Nikolai Trusov 2011

Katusha (Rus)

Last year’s kit comes over all red, and looks better for it.

Riders to watch: Joaquim Rodriguez, Filippo Pozzato, Alexandr Kolobnev.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Daniele Righi 2011

Lampre-ISD (Ita)

There’s retro, and then there’s just stuck in the Eighties…

Riders to watch: Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi, Simon Spilak.

Cycling Weekly rating one out of five

Stuart O

Leopard-Trek (Lux)

Nice, Rapha-esque design, although a main sponsor still appears to be missing…

Riders to watch: Fabian Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Frank Schleck.

Cycling Weekly rating four out of five

Simone Ponzi 2011

Liquigas-Cannondale (Ita)

Dividing opinions, but a huge improvement over previous incarnations.

Riders to watch: Vincenzo Nibali, Ivan Basso, Peter Sagan.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Jose Rojas 2011

Movistar (Spa)

Couldn’t be more different from the Caisse d’Epargne design. The jury is out.

Riders to watch: Xavier Tondo, David Arroyo, Marzio Bruseghin.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Jurgen Roelandts 2011

Omega Pharma-Lotto (Bel)

Same corporate colours, updated design. We shouldn’t like it, but we do.

Riders to watch: Philippe Gilbert, Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Andre Greipel.

Cycling Weekly rating four out of five

Francesco Chicchi 2011

Quick Step (Bel)

Time for something a bit different, please, Quick Step. 3D design?

Riders to watch: Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel, Gert Steegmans.

Cycling Weekly rating two out of five

Pieter Weening 2011

Rabobank (Ned)

Some might think Molteni, but we think it’s inching towards Euskaltel territory…

Riders to watch: Oscar Freire, Matti Breschel, Robert Gesink.

Cycling Weekly rating two out of five

Juan Jose Haedo 2011

Saxo Bank-SunGard (Den)

The CSC eagle rears its head once again and there’s a bit more blue.

Riders to watch: Richie Porte, Chris Anker Sorensen, Gustav Larsson.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Mathew Hayman 2011

Team Sky (GBr)

Same again. An IG Markets logo is the only addition to the 2010 version.

Riders to watch: Bradley Wiggins, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Geraint Thomas.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Robbie Hunter 2011

RadioShack (USA)

Go the big ‘R’! More vibrant than 2010, and not blue and black like everyone else.

Riders to watch: Lance Armstrong, Janez Brajkovic, Chris Horner.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

Sergey Lagutin 2011

Vacansoleil-DCM (Ned)

A tweaked version of the 2010 jersey, this original design is tasteful yet easy to spot.

Riders to watch: Stijn Devolder, Romain Feillu, Riccardo Ricco.

Cycling Weekly rating three out of five

 

  • LindaMiggly

    Garmin – Cervelo and Leopard are appalling. Stop doing this CW – the kit thing always shows you up.

  • The Tortoise

    Far too much black and red last year has been compounded yet further, so I fancy anything a bit colourful will stick out like a sore thumb – isn’t that the object? My faves are Vacansoleil, HTC and Europcar. Oh yeah, isn’t the great Larry publicity wagon meant to have retired (again) now, so why do we have him listed as one to watch – surely he can fade from view without making a further circus spectacle of the sport we love ?

  • PeterLB

    How can Garmin get four out of five and Sky just three? Garmin just copied Sky’s jersey AND came up with something worse!

    And as for Eurocar – it’s green for God’s sake!