Team Sky will sport special rainforest-themed kit during this year’s Tour of Britain to highlight the problem of deforestation in Brazil.
UCI rules allow teams to compete in one race each year in non-standard garb, and the squad will take full advantage of this with one-off jerseys, glasses, helmets, water bottles, saddles and bike graphics. Staff will also wear recycled sunglasses.
The aim is to promote Sky Rainforest Rescue, a three-year project with wildlife charity WWF that aims to save 1 billion trees in the state of Acre, north-west
The Tour of Britain kicks off in Rochdale on Saturday and ends in