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Bold blocks of colour define 2018 WorldTour team kits

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Chris Froome (Team Sky) shows off the team's new kit for 2018

Chris Froome (Team Sky) shows off the team's new kit for 2018
(Image credit: Team Sky)
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Nikolas Maes and Puck Moonen model the 2018 Lotto Soudal team kit.

Nikolas Maes and Puck Moonen model the 2018 Lotto Soudal team kit.
(Image credit: Lotto Soudal/Facebook)
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Niki Terpstra and Bob Jungels model the 2018 Quick-Step Floors team kit

Niki Terpstra and Bob Jungels model the 2018 Quick-Step Floors team kit
(Image credit: Sigfrid Eggers)
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Movistar's new kit for 2018

Movistar's new kit for 2018
(Image credit: Movistar Team)
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Marcus Burghardt models the Bora-Hansgrohe 2018 kit

Marcus Burghardt models the Bora-Hansgrohe 2018 kit
(Image credit: Bora-hansgrohe)
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Kim Magnusson models the 2018 EF Education First-Drapac team kit

Kim Magnusson models the 2018 EF Education First-Drapac team kit
(Image credit: Cannondale-Drapac)
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Romain Bardet shows off the new AG2R La Mondiale kit

Romain Bardet shows off the new AG2R La Mondiale kit
(Image credit: AG2R La Mondiale)
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The 2018 Dimension Data jersey as modeled by Mark Cavendish

The 2018 Dimension Data jersey as modeled by Mark Cavendish
(Image credit: Dimension Data)
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The 2018 Astana team kit

The 2018 Astana team kit
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alex Dowsett with his new teammates

Alex Dowsett with his new teammates
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Long gone are the days of Johan Museeuw's colourful montage of tiles on his Mapei shorts, Mario Cipollini's zebra striped Domina Vacanze kit, or Bernard Hinault's tastefully modern Mondrian-inspired La Vie Clair jersey. The 2018 WorldTour peloton will be more like Molteni than Banesto, if the first 10 designs are any indication, with many teams favouring bold blocks of colour over eye-popping patterns.

While EF Education First-Drapac brings neon pink, a colour not seen in the WorldTour since the demise of the Lampre squad, and Movistar lightens up its blue to a hue uncomfortably close to Astana's, Quick-Step Floors deepened its blue to dark navy.

Team Sky moved from black to white, putting a vertical blue stripe down the center and riders' names prominently across the upper back.

Bora-Hansgrohe also went lighter, putting a triangular aquamarine fade on a white background below its black upper chest panel. Dimension Data swapped their black upper chest for white, moving their sponsor's green colour to the lower part of the jersey.

While Lotto-Soudal added some lively spheres on the lower back, its jersey largely retains the same theme, albeit with more white on the lower half.

AG2R La Mondiale finally shook up its angular design which has been virtually unchanged since 2011, losing the brown and blue diamonds in favour of solid horizontal panels.

Finally, Katusha-Alpecin replaced the white upper half of the jersey with a light blue while keeping the rest of the mostly red kit with the large K on the back.

There are still eight WorldTour teams with kits to unveil, so there's still time for some pizzazz. FDJ's new sponsor Groupama has a promising green and orange logo that, mixed with FDJ's red, white and blue could provide an interesting artistic direction.

Click through the gallery above to see what the first 10 teams will look like in 2018.