With a number of teams bidding for WorldTour status in 2012, Skil Shimano's new formation 1T4i, is one bid that seems to be ticking all the boxes. A raft of high quality signings have already been announced by the team including revelations Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb, Alexandre Geniez, Patrick Gretsch and Tom Veelers.
The team has now announced the jersey and bike that it will be using until the spring of next season, with the colours of green black and white, marking a new direction from the old blue red and white of Skil.
Sissy van Alebeek said she was pleased with result of the design team, and hopes for it to become a distinctive brand in cycling.
"The outfit and the bicycle are particularly striking and distinctive. We have strived for a new and recognizable style, that had to visually reflect what Project 1T4i represents. We are especially proud of the result.
"This modern design style and the sustainable green will form the basis of the different expressions of the team."
Skil - Shimano are finishing their season at the 2.HC rated Tour of Hainan in China.