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Education First unveil new Rapha kit for 2020

Less Grateful Dead, more Madchester for the Americans in 2020

Joe Robinson
9 Dec 2019

Education First have updated their team kit for 2020, unveiling the new look at the 'alternative calendar' team camp. Marking a second year with British cycling kit manufacturers Rapha, the American WorldTour team have stuck to the loud and proud look that left us all sporting moustaches and wearing bucket hats in 2019.

The kit remains blue and pink, just this time doing away with the 1960s Grateful Dead tye-dye, bringing the kit bang into 1990s Madchester with some swirling stripes that wouldn't have been out of place on an Inspiral Carpets album cover.

Presumably, Rapha will carry over the iconic Education First bucket hat for 2020 while also having some new merch up its sleeves. 

One thing we do hope to see hitting shelves soon was the Education First branded Sherpa Trucker jacket that Tejay van Garderen wore through the camp giving him real Bruce Springsteen 'Glory Days' vibes.

The kit was unveiled at something the team are calling their 'alternative calendar' team camp.

Riding in Bentonville, Arkansas, the likes of Van Garderen, Alex Howes and Lawson Craddock rode the off-road singletrack, downhill trails and winding roads of the area.

Last year, Education First riders such as Lachlan Morton, Logan Owen and Alex Howes rode more than your WorldTour road calendar in a bid to become a multi-disciplined, entertainment team.

They rode races such as Dirty Kanza, GBDuro, and Three Peaks Cyclocross documenting all with their own 'Gone Racing' YouTube series, which team managed Jonathan Vaughters confirmed would continue in 2020.

The kit, produced by Rapha, will likely go on sale closer to the season start in January and will hopefully include the bucket hat and jerseys but we cannot promise the denim jacket.