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Tinkoff-Saxo reveals new training colours

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Alberto Contador gives the new Tinkoff-Saxo training colours the thumbs up

Alberto Contador gives the new Tinkoff-Saxo training colours the thumbs up
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Daniele Bennati with a smile plastered on his face

Daniele Bennati with a smile plastered on his face
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Ivan Basso and Steven De Jongh model the kit

Ivan Basso and Steven De Jongh model the kit
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Michael Valgren stretching

Michael Valgren stretching
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Daniele Bennati, Matteo Tosatto and Manuele Boaro model the La Datcha kit

Daniele Bennati, Matteo Tosatto and Manuele Boaro model the La Datcha kit
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Matteo Tosatto looking like he wants the session to end rather quickly

Matteo Tosatto looking like he wants the session to end rather quickly
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Team boss Oleg Tinkov with the team in its new La Datcha training kit

Team boss Oleg Tinkov with the team in its new La Datcha training kit
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The La Datcha training kit from behind

The La Datcha training kit from behind
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The La Datcha training kit

The La Datcha training kit
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Peter Sagan on the bike

Peter Sagan on the bike
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Fluo and zebra stripes, only one team can pull that look off...

Fluo and zebra stripes, only one team can pull that look off...
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Peter Sagan in the La Datcha kit

Peter Sagan in the La Datcha kit
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Ivan Basso went out on the ride with the team

Ivan Basso went out on the ride with the team
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Daniele Bennati checking out the kit on his teammates

Daniele Bennati checking out the kit on his teammates
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Sport director Sean Yates in some more restrained team clothing

Sport director Sean Yates in some more restrained team clothing
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Matteo Tosatto

Matteo Tosatto
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'Hey boss, can I have a rainbow version of this kit?'

'Hey boss, can I have a rainbow version of this kit?'
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Michael Rogers in the La Datcha kit

Michael Rogers in the La Datcha kit
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Jesus Hernandez in the La Datcha kit

Jesus Hernandez in the La Datcha kit
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Alberto Contador with the team

Alberto Contador with the team
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Alberto Contador poses in the new training kit

Alberto Contador poses in the new training kit
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Alberto Contador on the bike

Alberto Contador on the bike
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Alberto Contador riding up hill

Alberto Contador riding up hill
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A face of concentration from Alberto Contador

A face of concentration from Alberto Contador
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it's not often you see Manuele Boaro without a big smile on his face

it's not often you see Manuele Boaro without a big smile on his face
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Something has Peter Sagan laughing

Something has Peter Sagan laughing
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Peter Sagan pulling a wheelie

Peter Sagan pulling a wheelie
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Peter Sagan feeling the pain

Peter Sagan feeling the pain
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Some riders pose in the team kit

Some riders pose in the team kit
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Alberto Contador working out

Alberto Contador working out
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The Tinkoff-Saxo team in its La Datcha training kit

The Tinkoff-Saxo team in its La Datcha training kit
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Peter Sagan enjoying the new kit

Peter Sagan enjoying the new kit
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Peter Sagan pops another wheelie

Peter Sagan pops another wheelie
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Rafa Majka checking on his teammates

Rafa Majka checking on his teammates
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Alberto Contador out of the saddle and climbing

Alberto Contador out of the saddle and climbing
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A bearded Ivan Basso on the bike

A bearded Ivan Basso on the bike
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Alberto Contador with team boss Oleg Tinkov

Alberto Contador with team boss Oleg Tinkov
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Michael Gogl is a new signing for the team

Michael Gogl is a new signing for the team
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Peter Sagan modelling the training kit

Peter Sagan modelling the training kit
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Peter Sagan stretches his legs and groin

Peter Sagan stretches his legs and groin
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Rafa Majka leading the team ride

Rafa Majka leading the team ride
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Pawel Poljanski and Rafa Majka

Pawel Poljanski and Rafa Majka
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Rafa Majka having a some on the ride

Rafa Majka having a some on the ride
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Rafa Majka tries to take off

Rafa Majka tries to take off
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The workout continues

The workout continues
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador
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Oleg Tinkov took centre stage during the presentation of the team's new training colours

Oleg Tinkov took centre stage during the presentation of the team's new training colours
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Alberto Contador in the Tinkoff-Saxo camo team jersey for the Tour de France

Alberto Contador in the Tinkoff-Saxo camo team jersey for the Tour de France

Alberto Contador has revealed the new Tinkoff-Saxo training kit, with the Russian squad opting for a complex black and white, patterned kit.

Team owner Oleg Tinkov posed with his riders in the new kit. The jersey includes a yellow 'La Datcha' logo across the chest, which is the name of property belonging to Tinkov which will be rentable towards the end of 2016.

The team is expected to again use bright yellow racing colours in 2016 but clothing sponsor Sportful also creates training clothing with input from the team. The team will be officially known as Tinkoff in 2016, they are currently in Gran Canaria for a training camp.

Last year the team often trained in a green camouflaged kit. Colours and logo sizes on racing kits are controlled by UCI rules but training kits can be of any colour and design. Even world champion Peter Sagan opted to swap his world champion's rainbow stripes to train in the new colours.  

The Tinkoff team will unveil its 2016 race kit on Saturday December 19 in the ski resort of Courcheval during the bib draw of the Audi Fis Ski World Cup - Ladies Alpine competition.

Let us know what you think of the team's new training kit in the comments section below.