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Gallery: Rui Costa shows new jersey and bike

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Rui Costa goes for full white for his Lampre-Merida World Champion's kit

Rui Costa goes for full white for his Lampre-Merida World Champion's kit
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Rui Costa shows off his new bike which has his rainbow bands

Rui Costa shows off his new bike which has his rainbow bands
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Rui Costa shows off his new colours

Rui Costa shows off his new colours
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Rui Costa with his new Merida

Rui Costa with his new Merida
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Rui Costa gets ready to go out on track

Rui Costa gets ready to go out on track
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Rui Costa tries out his new bike

Rui Costa tries out his new bike
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Rui Costa blurs past on the Velodromo di Montichiari track

Rui Costa blurs past on the Velodromo di Montichiari track
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Rui Costa in his new World Champion's kit

Rui Costa in his new World Champion's kit
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Rui Costa tries out his time trial position on his new bike

Rui Costa tries out his time trial position on his new bike
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Rui Costa does some time trial work at the Velodromo di Montichiari

Rui Costa does some time trial work at the Velodromo di Montichiari
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Rui Costa talks to the team in between runs on the track

Rui Costa talks to the team in between runs on the track
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Rui Costa gets ready to go out on track

Rui Costa gets ready to go out on track
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Rui Costa is all smiles as he reveals his new kit

Rui Costa is all smiles as he reveals his new kit
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Rui Costa prepares for a photoshoot

Rui Costa prepares for a photoshoot
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Rui Costa in the Velodromo di Montichiari

Rui Costa in the Velodromo di Montichiari
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Rui Costa heads out on track

Rui Costa heads out on track
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Lampre-Merida has revealed the new team kit for 2014 and the world champion's jersey for its new signing Rui Costa. The Portuguese will wear an all-white kit, with prominent rainbow stripes on the chest and white bib shorts. His teammates also receive new jerseys designed by Champion System. 

“Champion System is proud to be a part of the Lampre-Merida professional cycling team. We have increased our support this year as we believe that the team will continue to develop during an after races to help us develop our brand,” said Louis Shih, CEO of Champion System.

The traditional combination of Lampre's fuchsia and Merida's green gets matched with a darker shade of blue on the new team wear. Lampre and Merida are the prominent name sponsors while smaller team sponsors also get a place.

Merida also provided Rui Costa with the Reacto EVO Team, in custom made rainbow colors. 

Lampre-Merida welcomes eight new riders to its team, with Rui Costa, Rafael Valls, Nelson Oliviera and Sascha Modolo the best known riders. The Italian squad also said goodbye to nine riders with Adriano Malori's transfer to Movistar and Michele Scarponi's move to Astana the biggest losses.