Which WorldTour girls's crew has the perfect equipment for 2021? A well-considered rating
As we near the 2021 season, we are all preparing for a much smoother run than the last one, with live coverage of the top women's races on the calendar.
The WorldTour for women looks very different this year, with several name changes as well as a refresh to the kit designs.
Here we take a look at all of the teams taking part in the Women's World Tour for 2021, and provide an evaluation of the new looks as well as a little more detail on what we can possibly expect from the teams in the coming season.
Alé-BTC-Ljubljana – 4.5 / 5
You can always count on Alé-BTC-Ljubljana to go all-in with the color of their kits, while the designers break out the entire highlighter set in the pencil case. The 2021 kit is no different.
Some may not care about the fluorescent coloring, but the neon yellow and rose red look really amazing and once paired with black shorts you can't go wrong. The drivers will definitely be easy to spot in the main field.
The team will deal with riders like former world and European champion Marta Bastianelli to get the most results, but also new signing and top-time triallist Marlen Reusser to do some big rides.
Trek-Segafredo – 5/5
Somehow, Santini, Trek-Segafredo's kit maker, improved the 2020 kit, which was already fantastic. The dark blue shorts that turn into a spiral on the jersey and transition into a lovely light blue shade make this kit absolutely stunning.
The gentlemen will likely look jealous of this kit as it has the same rather boring design as 2020.
Trek has one of the largest budgets for women's teams and that really shows when you see the team. Lizzie Deignan, Elisa Longo-Borghini and Ellen van Dijk worked together brilliantly in 2020 and hope that they can do the same again.
With the added firepower of Amalie Dideriksen and Chloe Hosking, they may be nearly unbeatable, especially with the classics.
Team DSM – 5/5
Team DSM, formerly Team Sunweb, wears the same kit and rides the same motorcycles as the men's team. It's embraced the women's WorldTour trend of blue with darker color, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the prettiest kits the pro has been counting for a while.
This relatively young team will try to rally around its well-known sprinters Coryn Rivera and Lorena Wiebes this year. With Floortje Mackaaij and Liane Lippert, among other things, you will strive for another solid Classics campaign in a solid team.
Movistar Team – 3/5
While the jersey hasn't changed much from last year, the Movistar team looks very different as a roster, having added former world and current European champion Annemiek van Vleuten to the ranks after surprisingly leaving Mitchelton-Scott .
Even though the team was full of capable drivers last year, they didn't really get the big result. Now the team has a real focus as it is completely about the Dutch woman.
Van Vleuten hopes she can maintain her dominance on the women's side of the sport after hitting a disappointing end of 2020 by her standards after falling out of the Giro Rosa and handing her world champion's jersey to Anna van der Breggen (Team ) has lost SD Worx).
FDJ-Nouvelle-Aquitane-Futuroscope – 4/5
The FDJ-Nouvelle-Aquitane-Futuroscope team always trumps the male side of the FDJ cycling team in kit design, and this year is no different with a very sleek and stylish design. Another team with a dark blue as one of the main colors.
The French team are hoping they won't have to rely on Cecile Uttrup Ludwig for most of the big wins in 2021. Former Swedish champion Emilia Fahlin and Giro Rosa stage winner Evita Muzic are just two of the riders looking for big wins.
Team BikeExchange – 3.5 / 5
No more Van Vleuten and Mitchelton-Scott than the team are striving for a completely new identity as Team BikeExchange in 2021, with the name and kit colors as well as the bike manufacturer changing. The kit has some weird features, like the Celeste touches on the bottom of the jersey, but overall it looks fine.
Amanda Spratt is now the team's main climber. Grace Brown will try to use her chances in the classics, similar to 2020 with success at Brabantse Pijl and a second place at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
New signing Teniel Campbell is hoping that her first year on the WorldTour stage with her new team will bring her some big wins.
Team SD Worx – 4.5 / 5
SD Worx, the famous Boels-Dolmans team, still has an amazing line-up as both Anna van der Breggen and Chantal van den Broek-Blaak stay on the New Look team for another year.
The new kit looks fantastic too; The reddish pink that fades into purple looks fresh and is eye catching, but by no means bad.
While it may be a fresh new look, the team still has the same core as before and will be a threat in all races.
Liv Racing Team – 2.5 / 5
The team that was CCC-Liv in 2020 is now switching to the Liv Racing Team. You have now presented your brand new kit with marquee signature, Belgian champion Lotte Kopecky.
However, it is an unfortunate change to switch from the sleek orange jersey and black shorts to this rather hectic kit. With the colors and messy design, it doesn't really look like a professional team kit.
Kopecky will be looking to build on what was fantastic season for Lotto-Soudal last year by taking a lot of wins on all terrains this season, but her main strengths will of course come in the sprints where she will face Kirsten Wild and Jolien d & # 39; Hoore and Lorena Wiebes.
Canyon-Sram – 3.5 / 5
Canyon-Sram has decided not to change the kit from last year. While it's a fantastic piece of design, I'd always punish a lot of pieces of equipment if they weren't changed at all for a new season. That said, it's an excellent jersey.
But with the new designs of the other teams it is not all alone with the colors or the jazzy design and can get lost in the main field.
As a team, however, they look stronger than ever, despite losing Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to Julian Absalon's BMC mountain bike team.
New signing Chloe Dygert will be keen to leave 2020 behind after falling out of the World Cup time trial in Italy and the issues she likes with certain tweets, and is focused on getting big results in her first European season achieve.