The 2012 teams are beginning to be announced and new jerseys are coming into the peloton. 2011 saw the end of the Belgian amalgam of Omega-Pharma and Lotto. The pharmaceutical giant Omega-Pharma wanted a more multinational presence with a mega-budget team, while Lotto preferred to stay to it’s national Belgian market. Quickstep joined into the fray and we’ve got the same number of teams with Omega-Pharma jumping to another Belgian ship.
I guess White, Black and Icy blue will once again be the colours of big-money as Omega-Pharma Quickstep seem to have just adopted the Leopard-Trek jerseys from last year. Lotto-Belisol continues with their dynamic colours, shapes and lines with these jerseys being similar to those the Ladies team wore last year.
I’m not a huge fan of either, but I really don’t like the “new” OP/Quickstep look over what Quickstep had these last few years.