Hyped for months, the Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team put speculation to rest as it lifted the curtain on its new look.
Heading down the West Side Highway there was an unmistakable green glow emanating from the usually frosted-white IAC building. Once inside the green theme clearly had replaced previous years' blue argyle of Slipstream Sports. Clearly this was a Cannondale party. Scattered around the room were bikes, kit, and equipment the team would use this season, but hidden away still was the new kit design.
Anxiously, much of the press in attendance waited for the clock to strike 8:35 pm, the promised start to the official kit presentation. Eventually we were ushered into a large room with an entire stretch of wall creating an immense wide-screen. Scenes from sponsor videos splashed across it until the crowd quieted and Don Wildman of the Travel Channel took to the stage to begin the presentation.
After several sponsor videos showcasing new products and expectations for a great 2015 season, the crowd was very much ready to see the new look unveiled. Don humored the audience with a short presentation of fan submissions for the new kit design, ranging from the downright audacious to somewhat viable options.
Cue the light show, bring out the models, its the new 2015 Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team. I have to say I like the hint of argyle but was hoping for a little more flair overall in the design. What do you think of the new kit? And yes, it looks excellent with the green POC helmets. Unfortunately it appears Cannondale haven't changed a thing on their bikes aside from end their longstanding partnership with SRAM. Perhaps we'll see a new bike model unveiled at the Tour this year? Certainly all the pieces are in place for a new flagship to replace the aging Supersix Evo. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see what 2015 has in store for the new outfit.