Team Sky have unveiled a one-off kit for their unofficial debut as Team Ineos at the Tour de Romandie.
Officially, Ineos doesn’t take over the team until Wednesday, 1 May, which is when the new kit will be launched, but due to UCI rules, the team is unable to change names halfway through a race.
To not ruin their plans of a ‘home’ unveiling in Tour de Yorkshire, the British team will wear a one-off kit for the five-day stage race in Switzerland.
The cyclists will wear a black kit featuring a white Ineos logo on the front in Switzerland, before revealing a new design and colours in Yorkshire.
Wout Poels has the distinction of delivering Sky’s last top 10 performance, finishing 10th at Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
Chemicals company Ineos, owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, confirmed its takeover of the Team Sky last month.