For the first time since 2013, orange is back in the WorldTour peloton, as CCC unveiled its 2019 uniforms on Friday, keeping the colour that earned them the nickname “the Polish carrots”. The last orange dominant team in the WorldTour was the “Basque Carrots” of Euskatel-Euskadi.

CCC took over from BMC and blended in riders from both teams for its first season in the WorldTour. The orange fades into black at the waist.

A few other teams released their 2019 kits on Friday as well, notably Leah Kirchmann’s Sunweb, which has done away with its recent white and black and black and white schemes. Sunweb has joined Trek and Bahrain-Merida as the reddest teams in the bunch, retaining the distinctive vertical bands on the front.

There’s nothing radically different about Deceuninck-Quick Step’s new outfit from last year’s except for the addition of their new title sponsor’s name.

Pro Continental squad Cofidis, known for its red duds, has retained the colour mainly in the fade-to-black shorts, but its riders will sport a white jersey for 2019.

Going back earlier in the week, another Pro Conti outfit, Vital Concept-B&B Hotels, launched an eye-catching kit.

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