Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2012 kit 1
Alberto Contador’s Saxo Bank team announced on June 25 that title sponsorship of the team would be split through 2013 between Saxo Bank and Tinkoff Credit Systems. The Tour de France roster will introduce the new kit this weekend at Le Grand Depart in Liège.
The new team kit retains the royal blue of Saxo’s orginial 2012 design, pairing it with a victory yellow – also the trademark color of Tinkoff. The Eagle of Herning design elements are preserved in the wing-shape (or flame) image on the back of the bib shorts (see view 2), with a hint remaining above the yellow field on the jersey.
Above the cyclist’s umbilicus lies the Tinkov family crest, a hallmark of the family’s days as brewers and suppliers of lager to the court of Peter the Great. The crest features an armoured warrior behind a shield bearing an arm with a sword extending from a cloud, above, and a unicorn, below. Sponsors’ names are plastered on the back of the jersey (see view 3) in keeping with the orginial 2012 design. June 25, 2012 (Team Saxo Bank)