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Best In Kit 2019 Winner

By: Kelly Clarke  May 08, 2019

The inaugural Best In Kit contest had our Instagram followers choose their favorite kit from 64 clubs across six rounds of heated competition. Mines Cycling offered fun and creative photos for each round, winning the favor of voters.

Congratulations to Mines Cycling for having the Best in Kit 2019!

Where did Mines Cycling get all that steeze?

We have been rolling in style since 2002! We are a small, close knit team and we started with a rad group who has passed down their ways from the old Seniors to the new Freshmen.

Who designed these rad kits?

Our Club Officers you see in most of our photos from the contest designed our kits. Shout out to Jake Wands, Dan McMahon, Jon Wells, Laura Leonard, and our Castelli representative Alvin Nordell who worked to make some magic. After several iterations we knew we had something good, and then we saw the matching aero socks and we knew we had something amazing.

What's your favorite part about these kits?

Our favorite features are the mountain silhouettes, which are a tribute to the Golden Colorado foothills that are home to the legendary Lookout Mountain where we host our annual Chad Young Memorial Hill Climb. This leads to our other favorite feature, which is the "CY" logo you will see over our hearts on the kits. This is in memory of our teammate Chad Young who passed away due to a cycling accident. The logo supports the Chad William Young Foundation and everything we do, whether it is in our kit design, the race we host, or everyday rides we aspire to be as kind and inspiring as he was.

The first ever #BestInKit contest was swept by collegiate clubs. Why do you think that is?

Because collegiate cycling teams rock! We are all student athletes and like to express our creativity and enthusiasm for the sport in our kits!

Will Mines Cycling be back next year to defend its title?

We would love to! We hope we raised the bar with our outgoing photos, and we would love to top our photos next year.

Thanks to Mines Cycling and all the participating clubs! Check out the full bracket and results for 2019 Best In Kit, and see what Mines Cycling is up to on Instagram, Facebook, or at Mines Athletics.

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