Tuesday, 21 March 2023

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Is Dylan Groenewegen’s covered-up aero helmet about to be banned?

Is Dylan Groenewegen's covered-up aero helmet about to be banned?

When Dylan Groenewegen sprinted to victory on stage 1 of the Saudi Tour, the shimmering reflection from the otherwise dark vents on the front of his aero helmet was immediately noticeable. At face value, the helmet appeared to be a Giant Pursuit, his sponsor’s aero helmet and the same as worn by the rest of his teammates. In fact, it is exactly that helmet, but with what appears to be an aftermarket cover over the vents.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen covers like this. The most high-profile user of such a cover was Briton Mark Cavendish, whose clear plastic shell enwrapping his Specialized helmet at the 2011 World Championships sparked the birth of the aero helmets as we know them today. 

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