The mainly black and white kit is a departure from the bright blue and orange argyle of years past. The subdued design is a combination of the classic look favoured by Cervélo co-owner Gerard Vroomen and Slipstream's Jonathan Vaughters. The argyle lives on only in bands around the sleeves.
Cervélo joined the Garmin-Slipstream organisation as a co-title sponsor after Vroomen decided that running a team in the absence of additional sponsorship was not feasible and disbanded his squad.
World Champion Thor Hushovd and five other riders including Classics specialist Heinrich Haussler were brought into the Garmin-Cervélo team.