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Dan Martin, Bob Jungels and Marcel Kittel in their new colours

Dan Martin’s transfer to Etixx-QuickStep was formally confirmed back in September but the Irishman had to wait all the way until January 1 before he could be pictured wearing his new colours.

Martin will don the blue and black of Etixx-QuickStep in 2016, his ninth season in the professional ranks and his first away from the Slipstream Sports set-up.

Winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2013 and the Tour of Lombardy in 2014, Martin ought to form a potent double act with Julian Alaphillippe at the Ardennes Classics this year, and he will also buttress Etixx-QuickStep’s stage racing line-up.

Etixx-QuickStep’s other high-profile acquisition Marcel Kittel has already been pictured wearing his new colours. After mutually agreeing with Giant-Alpecin to rescind his contract a year early, Kittel modelled Etixx-QuickStep’s redesigned 2016 kit for publicity shots in early December.

Kittel is set to make his first competitive outing for Etixx-QuickStep at the Dubai Tour in early February, while Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo and the Giro d’Italia are expected to feature on his programme ahead of the Tour de France.

The 2016 Etixx - Quick-step team kit modelled by Marcel Kittel

New arrival from Trek Factory Racing Bob Jungels will begin life at Etixx-QuickStep in the red, white and blue of Luxembourg champion. Exciting young talent Fernando Gaviria already raced for the team as a stagiaire last season, and 2016 will see him mix his duties at Etixx-QuickStep with his ambition to win the omnium at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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