The riders of French UCI ProTeam Delko will wear a LOOK 1985 “La Vie Claire”-inspired Mondrian kit in the 2021 Paris-Roubaix.

The original 1985 La Vie Claire jersey was perhaps one of the most beautiful cycling jerseys of all time, and the new Team Delko kit is also strikingly beautiful.

The French UCI ProTeam Delko will exchange its familiar white-blue stripes in Paris-Roubaix 2021 for a renewed version of the legendary jersey of La Vie Claire, the legendary cycling team from the 80s that included Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond.

Team Delko LOOK 1985 Mondrian Kit
One of the most beautiful and iconic cycling jerseys in history is reloaded.

La Vie Claire was a standout in the peloton in the 80s. Not only because of his flamboyant patron Bernard Tapie or two cycling legends like Bernard Hinault or Greg LeMond but also because of their remarkable Mondrian kit.

That shirt was inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondriaan and combined the colors of the food chain La Vie Claire with the typical pattern of the Dutch master.

Delko is now reviving that “look”, thanks to the team’s bike sponsor LOOK.

If you want to buy the iconic Mondrian kit, you will have to act quickly, because only 50 pieces of the “Look 1985” jerseys are for sale.

Pricing is €89 for the jersey and €99 for the bib shorts, which is surprisingly affordable, and reasonable for a kit that is iconic and beautiful.

The regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale allow one change of colors to the teams per year. It is a UCI policy that it does not want teams to confuse the cycling fans with constant design and color changes, but it does allow for a one-time special event to radically change the design of a team kit.

Team Delko wants to do the change for the Paris-Roubaix, the “Queen of Classics”, and also one of the cycling races with the highest television audience of the year.

Team Delko: Paris-Roubaix 2021 with LOOK 1985 Mondrian Kit

Team Delko LOOK 1985 Mondrian Kit
The riders of French UCI ProTeam Delko will wear a LOOK 1985 “La Vie Claire”-inspired Mondrian kit in the 2021 Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Team Delko official website

Here’s the official announcement by the Delko Team:

We are proud to announce that Team Delko will be proudly wearing the Mondrian colors of its partner LOOK CYCLE for the legendary Paris-Roubaix race.

The “LOOK 1985” Mondrian kit, characterized by its red, yellow, and blue color blocks in black lines, was specially designed by LOOK and manufactured by Marcello Bergamo, our partner for clothing.

Our 7 riders will attack the cobbles of the Hell of the North this Sunday on their LOOK 785 HUEZ RS Pro Team and this special outfit.

“When the jersey was shown to our young employees and riders, their first reaction was to want one for them. It’s a historic jersey that marked my generation and the spirits of cycling, worn by big names like Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond. We are very proud that LOOK lets us wear its iconic colors on one of the most beautiful one-day classics that is Paris-Roubaix, thus joining the legendary teams and riders who have shaped the history of professional cycling, 36 years old. later. The team can’t wait to stand out from the pack by taking on the challenges of the cobblestones”, says team manager Philippe Lannes.

The updated kit is available in a limited edition.

La Vie Claire 1985, Mondrian kit, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond
Two cycling legends, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond wearing the La Vie Claire jersey, the famous Mondrian kit. It was perhaps one of the most beautiful cycling jerseys of all time.

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