Lizzie Armitstead’s new kit is fit for a world champion

Finished designs include jersey, shorts and rainbow socks

Six long days have passed since Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead won the World Championship road race in Richmond, Virginia and it looks like her new rainbow kit design is now ready.

“Years of hard work and lot’s of sacrifices have been worth it when you can ride a year in this kit,” runs the tweet from Bioracer, which makes the kit for Armitstead’s team Boels-Dolmans.

Bioracer tweets the new kit design: bioracer tweets the new kit design
Bioracer tweets the new kit design: bioracer tweets the new kit design

Armitstead – who beat Dutch rival Anna Van Der Breggen to the line last Saturday with some track-honed tactics – even gets rainbow socks to wear throughout the 2016 season. Lovely detail.

So how do you get to win your own rainbow socks, shorts and jersey? These hill climbing tips from Lizzie Armitstead are a good place to start (no guarantees, mind).

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
  • Discipline: Road, gravel
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains with long climbs, equally long and fast descents, the chance to get above the treeline.
  • Current Bikes: Genesis Croix de Fer, Brompton M3L
  • Dream Bike: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Moots Routt
  • Beer of Choice: Augustiner
  • Location: Bath, Somerset, UK

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