Riders show off their new team kits for 2016 - Gallery

As we dive headlong into the 2016 season, pictures of riders in their new kits have been appearing left, right and centre. Riders such as Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep), Richie Porte (BMC) and Ryder Hesjedal (Trek-Segafredo) have all been showing off their new team colours.

Although many of them have been signed with their team for many months and have even been training with their new teams, a quirk of cycling contracts mean that it is only after January 1 that riders switching teams are able to wear their new kits.

Not all are available yet but Cyclingnews has put together a gallery of riders wearing the kits of their new teams for the first time, including riders from Etixx-QuickStep, BMC, Team Sky, Tinkoff, Katusha, Lampre-Merida, Trek-Segafredo and more.

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