2023 Tour de France Helmets Brands and Models Guide

Victor Lafay wins Stage 2 at 2023 Tour de France

One of the most visible gear the Tour de France riders use is the helmet, besides their bikes and sunglasses . Many brands are known to release new models just in time for the Tour de France to gain maximum publicity. After all, the Tour de France is the pinnacle cycling race of the year.

Each team is provided with three types of helmets ;

  • Aero helmets for maximizing aerodynamics and speeds. These are commonly used on flat and sprint finish stages and have minimal air vents to allow the air to flow smoothly through the helmet surface.
  • Lightweight helmets are all about weight and breathability and are preferred for hilly and mountainous stages where each gram matters. These helmets have up to 20 air vents for maximum ventilation to cool down the riders.
  • Time trial (TT) helmets are only used during time trials . Many models have just a handful of air vents (if any) as the helmet is designed to maximize aerodynamics.

All the helmet models are the brand’s top-of-the-line and/or latest models. Depending on the brands and models, they can cost anywhere from $200 to $400.

In 2023, there will be 16 bike helmet brands present at the Tour de France.

Ekoi (4 teams) and Specialized (3 teams) helmets are the most represented, followed by Abus (2 teams). The notable helmet brands absent are Bell and Giro.

One of the most visible gears at Tour de France 🇫🇷 is the riders' helmets besides their bikes đźš´ and sunglasses 🕶️. But did you know the most popular helmet brand at the race is one that not many know? It's not Giro, Kask or POC. pic.twitter.com/NoEv2AWDEu — Mr. Mamil (@MrMamil) July 2, 2023

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Bike Helmets at Tour de France 2022

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It was just not that long ago that helmets were made mandatory in the Tour de France . That year was 2003 where a fatal crash of Andrei Kivilev at the second stage in Paris-Nice prompted the UCI to make helmets mandatory from the next race onwards.

These days all the equipment used by the pros comes under great scrutiny, especially at the Tour de France. Among others is the bike helmets they wear.

The helmet technologies have improved significantly over the years and we now have helmets designed for specific purposes with all the latest safety technologies. For example,

  • Regular vs aero helmets. On hilly stages, riders will opt for regular helmets that lighter, have more air vents for better breathability. For flat and sprint stages, many will prefer helmets optimized for aerodynamics that have minimal air vents.
  • Safety technologies such as MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) , SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside), Wavecel, and Koroyd can be found in the majority of the helmets the riders wear.
  • Color and design. Most teams will have a team color/design for their helmets to match with their kits and bikes. A yellow helmet is worn by every rider of the team that is leading the Team’s Classification (the team that has the lowest cumulative time by adding the times of the three best riders of each team per stage).
For 2022, there 16 helmet brands at the Tour de France. There are three teams each wearing Ekoi and Specialized , helmets followed by two teams each for Abus and HJC helmets. The most notable brand missing out is Bell.

Some of the helmets also make it into our favorite helmet picks list . Let’s take a look at all the helmets used by each team.

Abus Gamechanger Helmet

German-based Abus is a long-time, reputable brand when it comes to bike locks. A newcomer in the pro peloton, starting with Movistar in 2018, Abus has one of the nicest looking helmets in this year’s Tour de France.

See Mathieu van der Poel will be wearing the Abus Gamechanger on the cobblestone stage 5. 

More info at Abus.

  • Helmets Worn :  Abus Aventor Quin (Regular), Abus Gamechanger (Aerodynamic), Abus Gamechanger TT
  • Worn by : Alpecin-Fenix, Movistar Team
  • Available at : Competitive Cyclist , Amazon , Wiggle

Bolle Furo MIPS Helmet

France-based Bolle has been around since 1888 and today manufactures helmets, goggles, and sunglasses for cycling and skiing. They’ve been a mainstay in the pro peloton in recent years with Orica GreenEdge wearing their sunglasses in the past.

More info at Bolle.

  • Helmets Worn : Bolle Furo MIPS (Regular), EXO MIPS (Aerodynamic),
  • Worn by : B&B Hotels p/b KTM

Bontrager Velocia MIPS Helmet

Bontrager is the sister brand of bike manufacturer, Trek. Bontrager produces everything from helmets to saddles, wheelsets, and bike lights. So, it’s no surprise that Trek-sponsored teams will be using Bontrager equipment such as helmets and wheels (similar to Specialized sponsored teams).

More info at Trek.

  • Helmets Worn : Bontrager Velocis MIPS (Regular), Bontrager XXX WaveCel (Aerodynamic)
  • Worn by : Trek Segafredo
  • Available at : Trek Bikes

Ekoi AR14 Helmet

Based out of France, Ekoi which was founded in 2001 has grown to be a reputable brand in the cycling clothing market especially with helmets and sunglasses. Their direct-to-consumer model means that Ekoi products are 30% to 40% cheaper than its competitors.

Expect to see Caleb Ewan sprinting to his next Grand Tour win at the Tour de France in the Ekoi AR14 .

  • Helmets Worn : Ekoi Legende (Regular), Ekoi AR14 (Aerodynamic), Ekoi Chrono (TT)
  • Worn by :  Cofidis, Lotto-Soudal, Team Arkea-Samsic
  • Available at : Ekoi

Force Lynx Helmet

A relatively unknown outside of the mainstream cycling brands, Czech-based Force manufactures a wide range of cycling accessories, clothing, components, and tools. Their products are mainly found in Europe and Central Asia through their growing network of dealers.

More info at Force.

  • Helmets Worn : Force Lynx (Regular), Force Neo Orca (Aerodynamic),
  • Worn by : IntermarchĂ© Wanty Gobert Materiaux

Giro Aether Spherical Helmet

With a long presence in the pro peloton dating back to pre-2000, Giro helmets are used by three teams in this year’s Tour de France. Besides helmets, Giro is an established brand when it comes to cycling shoes.

Riders will have three helmet choices; Giro Aether Spherical (regular), Giro Vanquish (aerodynamic), and Giro Aerohead (TT) helmets to choose from.

Trek-Segafredo riders will be wearing the Giro Aerohead TT helmet for time trials as their helmet provider, Bontrager doesn’t produce a TT helmet.

  • Helmets Worn : Giro Aether Spherical (Regular), Giro Vanquish MIPS,(Aerodynamic), Giro Aerohead MIPS (TT)
  • Worn by : Groupama-FDJ

HJC Furion 2.0 Helmet

Another relative newcomer into the pro peloton, HJC is an established brand among Moto GP riders with a history dating back to 1971. HJC’s helmets feature their patented technologies such as COOLPATH for efficient airflow and cooling and SELFFIT for automatic self-adjustment.

Expect to see Chris Froome riding his tenth Tour de France wearing the HJC Ibex 2.0 in the high mountains.

More info at HJC.

  • Helmets Worn : HJC Ibex 2.0 (Regular), HJC Furion 2.0 (Aerodynamic), HJC Adwatt 1.5 (TT)
  • Worn by : AG2R Citreon Team, Israel Premier Tech
  • Available at :   Wiggle

Kask Protone Helmet

Kask is worn exclusively by Ineos Grenadiers (Team Sky) since its inception in 2010 and has won the most Grand Tours in the last decade. Undoubtedly, Kask is the most well-known helmet brand within the cycling industry.

The Kask Protone has been a mainstay in their helmet lineup for many years and hasn’t been updated for more than 5 years. Expect to see the Ineos Grenadiers train riding at the front all day long sporting the latest Kask Protone.

  • Helmets Worn : Kask Protone, Kask (Regular), Kask Valegro (Lightweight), Kask Utopia (Aerodynamic), Kask Bambino (TT)
  • Worn by : Ineos Grenadiers

Lazer Genesis Helmet

Belgian helmet manufacturer Lazer is another old-timer in the pro peloton with almost a century of history. They started by designing leather caps for tough men riding over cobblestone in Belgium before evolving into the technically advanced helmets we see today.

Get ready to see Primoz Roglic challenge for the overall win, supported by his trusted lieutenants such as Sepp Kuss and Wout van Aert wearing the Lazer Genesis .

More info at Lazer.

  • Helmets Worn : Lazer Genesis (Lightweight), Lazer Bullet 2.0 (Aerodynamic), Lazer Volante (TT)
  • Worn by : Team Jumbo Visma
  • Available at : Competitive Cyclist , Amazon

Limar Air PRO MIPS Helmet

Based out of Bergamo in Italy, Limar manufactures a range of helmets for all cycling disciplines from road to gravel, mountain biking, gravel, and kids. The riders will use Limar’s top-of-the-line helmets at the Tour de France this year.

  • Helmets Worn : Limar Air Pro (Regular), Limar Air Speed (Aerodynamic), Limar Air King (TT)
  • Worn by : Astana-Qazaqstan

MET Trenda 3K Carbon Helmet

One of the fastest-growing helmet brands, MET is based in the Valtellina valley in the Italian Alps. They’re just 100km away from the Stelvio and 20km from Lake Como.

Worn by Tadej Podgacer to his maiden Tour de France win in 2020, MET will continue with the UAE Team Emirates for this year. Expect to see Tadej Podgacer wearing the MET Trenda 3K Carbon helmet on the hilly stages.

More info at MET.

  • Helmets Worn : MET Trenda 3K Carbon (Regular), MET Manta MIPS (Aerodynamic), MET Codatronca (TT)
  • Worn by : UAE Team Emirates
  • Available at : Wiggle

POC Ventral Air SPIN Helmet

Swedish-based, POC designed one of the most good-looking bike helmets in the pro peloton today. They’re also the inventor of SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) safety technology which is used in their helmets. You’ll spot a light blue liner inside all POC helmets today.

With the pink POC Ventral SPIN Air helmets, you definitely can’t miss them on TV.

More info at POC.

  • Helmets Worn : POC Ventral SPIN Air (Regular), POC Ventral SPIN (Aerodynamic), POC Cerebel (TT)
  • Worn by : EF Education Nippo

Rudy Project

Rudy Project Spectrum Helmet

Started in 1985 in Italy, Rudy Project is a leading brand in outdoor accessories. They make helmets and sunglasses for various sports such as cycling, running, beach, winter, and watersports.

More info at Rudy Project.

  • Helmets Worn : Rudy Project Spectrum (Regular), Rudy Project Volantis (Aerodynamic), Rudy Project The Wing (TT)
  • Worn by : Bahrain Victorious

Scott Centric Plus Helmet

Scott helmets are worn by Scott-sponsored teams, similar to Trek and Specialized teams. Known for its bikes, Scott also manufactures bike components such as wheels, handlebars, and saddles under its sister brand Syncros.

More info at Scott.

  • Helmets Worn : Scott Centric Plus MIPS (Regular), Scott Cadence Plus (Aerodynamic)
  • Worn by : Team DSM

Specialized

S-Works Evade Helmet

Specialized helmets are worn exclusively by Specialized sponsored teams in recent years. From our observation, if the team is riding a Specialized bike, they will be using Specialized’s other equipment such as wheels (Roval), tires, helmets, and shoes.

Get ready to see fireworks animated by current Road World Champion Julian Alaphilippe in the S-Works Prevail 2 and 3X  champion Peter Sagan in the S-Works Evade .

  • Helmets Worn : S-Works Prevail 2 (Regular), S-Works Evade (Aerodynamic), S-Works TT
  • Worn by : BORA Hansgrohe, QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Team, Total Energies
  • Available at : Competitive Cyclist , Jenson USA

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01 Jun 2023

Special edition versions of three Lazer helmets get a Tour de France and Maillot Jaune inspired make-over. 

Le Tour de France – Once a local cycling event created to promote a French newspaper, now the most watched sport event, with 10-12 million spectators on-site and more than two billion others tuning in around the world. It’s a grueling competition where the best cyclists give it their all on their bikes in a battle for those infamous leader’s jerseys.  

Lazer’s long-standing presence on the heads of cyclists at the Tour de France is a big part of Lazer’s history, with the losses, learnings, and successes to show for it. As of 2023, Lazer is a proud official merchandise partner of Tour de France making it possible to introduce three new special edition helmets inspired by La Grande Boucle.  

More than a competition.

The Tour de France is not just for professional athletes. The chance to witness a piece of cycling history makes passionate hearts beat wildly and inspires a whole range of riders at all levels, be it serious racers, casual cyclists or even kids taking to two wheels for the first time.  

With this in mind, Lazer’s special edition Tour de France and Maillot Jaune collection fits all with a passion for cycling no matter the level. A collection created to unite fans in shared appreciation of the sport and inspire all to get on a bike in safety. After all, even the ones in the design-inspired leader’s jerseys started with a single pedal stroke. 

The 2023 Tour de France collection

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Tempo KinetiCore , a comfortable entry-level helmet built for the recreational cyclist, gets a Tour de France make-over. 

The Tour de France edition plays with a mix of gloss and matte black coating to create a subtle but unique design. Topped off by the world-famous Tour de France logo, created by French designer Guenoun. 

And, what would the Tour be without the winner’s jerseys? 

Midway through the 1919 race, organizers made the decision to make the race leaders more visible resulting in the infamous yellow, green and polka dot jerseys that get a place on the rear of the helmet. 

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Nutz KinetiCore , a protective and comfortable helmet for little ones graduating to first pedal bikes, is joining the Tour de France peloton. 

The Tour de France edition helmet gets a graphic update made up of a Tour de France logo on top and an animated peloton wearing green, yellow and polka dots jerseys. 

With this design even the youngest riders can get the feeling of riding in the peloton. 

Nutz KinetiCore, a protective and comfortable helmet for little ones graduating to first pedal bikes, is joining the Tour de France peloton. 

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The 2023 Maillot Jaune helmet

The Maillot Jaune brand brings cyclists together around shared ambitions: elegant products, a passion for excellence and a subtle tribute to the history of the Tour de France. Tonic KinetiCore fits these ambitions by blending style and performance for cyclists of all levels. That’s why Tonic KinetiCore has been awarded the Maillot Jaune a.k.a. Yellow Jersey by getting a new design. 

The Maillot Jaune edition is an elegant black helmet … with a dash of yellow, of course. It features the Maillot Jaune logo, that can be interpreted as a bird’s eye view of a cyclist or an athlete with their arms raised in victory, on the side of the helmet and repeats the brand name on the top of the helmet.  

In short, it has everything you need to channel the legendary spirit of the Tour and to be the legend of your own ride, whatever your level, whatever your goals. 

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THE YELLOW HELMET AND THE WISP OF HAIR

What remains of the tour de france after it ends   do we remember the suffering—the last meters climbing mont ventoux do we still feel the tension of racing—the top of the col du portet just meters before the finish line do we remember the champagne and the glory on the champs-élysées   for us the image that remains from this tour de france is the pure joy of tadej pogačar riding his bike with hair coming out of his yellow helmet. because in the end, we all live for the joy of cycling.   relive with us the best moments of the tour and this amazing victory..

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

Despite the chaos of the first stage, Tadej secured the white jersey which he kept until the end of the race. A great way to start the Tour De France!

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

Racing is a hard and risky job. Marc Hirschi separated his shoulder during the opening stage and Rui Costa hit the ground hard. Incredibly Hirschi carried on and managed to keep going!

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The penultimate stage of the Tour de France 2020 and its climb of La Planche des Belles Filles remains the climax of last year’s Tour. From then on, we all knew that Tadej was a big threat for all of the favourites in such stages. Nobody was surprised when he won the Time Trial of stage 5, getting closer to the yellow jersey.  

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

Stage 8 will remain as the most decisive stage of the Tour, and one of the nicest pieces of cycling in recent years. Tadej, riding in a reduced GC group launched a solo attach 32km before the finish. At the front, Teuns couldn’t be caught but Tadej put a massive 4 minutes gap between himself and his closest rivals. He conquered the Yellow Jersey kept it until Paris. Sometimes you don’t need to win to be victorious!

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

After a massive effort which saw UAE riders setting the pace, Tadej attacked quickly followed by Vingegaard and Carapaz. Despite some moves during the uphill, the small group remained together until the final sprint. Pogi didn’t let his chance fly away and took his first victory in the yellow jersey. For sure it would have a different taste.

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

The iconic Tourmalet represented the last chance to score points for the Polka Dot jersey, as the tour was moving away from the Pyrenees. And he did it – you can smile Tadej, job is done!

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

The rest is history now.

MET Helmets and Tadej PogaÄŤar winner of the 2021 Tour de France

Last year was the year of superlatives and this year is the year of confirmation. It might not sound so glamorous but in fact it was.   “I think that’s the point of sport; to have fun, to enjoy what you’re doing“ - Tadej Thank You Tadej!

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Kask Valegro gets airy limited edition helmet for each kilometer of the Tour de France

Kask Valegro Tour de France limited edition lightweight vented road bike helmet

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This summer Kask is painting yellow stripes across 3328 of their lightweight, super vented Valegro road bike helmet , one each kilometer of the 2022 Tour de France. The Valegro isn’t a super new or super hi-tech lid. But it has been a popular choice for three Tour winners and those hottest July days. And this is one of the few special Tour de France edition products that you can ride year-round without someone asking why your helmet is covered in an odd mix of yellow, green & red polka dots…

Kask Valegro limited edition Tour de France helmet

The Kask Valegro actually debuted at the Tour de France five years ago , and was worn on the road to victory by three Sky riders:  Chris Froome (2017), Geraint Thomas (2018) & Egan Bernal (2019).

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In all that time, it’s still one of the lighter helmets out there, at a claimed 180g for a small.

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And while it’s not as aero as the latest Protone Icon , Kask does say its aerodynamics were optimized in the wind tunnel to get the best possible cooling through its 37 vents while keeping drag to a minimum. But hot weather performance is definitely the Valegro’s strong suit.

Limited edition Kask Valegro Tour de France – Pricing & availability

Kask Valegro Tour de France limited edition lightweight vented road bike helmet, individually numbered

Each helmet gets its own edition number corresponding to a kilometer in the 2022 Tour de France . Then you can do the sleuthing to see which stretch of French (or possibly Danish, Belgian, or Suisse) road that equates to?

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There are 3328 Valegro Tour de France helmets being made and sold for $299 / 249€ . So it’s not really an ultra-limited edition. But maybe the cooler part will be buying your helmet and finding where on the Tour it would be situated.

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The Fastest Helmets of The Tour de France

A team-by-team guide to the helmets in use at this year’s Tour—and where to buy them.

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No longer cumbersome and sweaty pieces of equipment that were happily discarded at the start of the final climb, and never worn while training, helmets now get as much attention as every other piece of gear in the never-ending quest for marginal gains. They’re also better at performing their original purpose: protecting your brain. Technology like MIPS, Wavecel , and Koroyd represent some of the most significant safety advances since EPS foam and hardshell helmets became the norm. Most important (form over function, right?), aero road helmets are starting to look much better than they did a few years ago.

You can watch the Tour coverage to see what helmets the riders are using, or you can scroll through this gallery to not only see what the top teams are using, but also find out where you can get one for yourself. Here is your definitive guide to the helmets currently in use at the Tour de France.

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Deceuninck—Quick-Step Specialized S-Works Evade $250 | Specialized

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Deceuninck—Quick-Step Specialized S-Works Prevail II $225 | Specialized

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Lotto-Soudal HJC Valeco $136 | BikeInn.com

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Katusha-Alpecin Oakley Aro5 $250 | Competitive Cyclist

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Ineos Kask Protone $300 | Competitive Cyclist

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Dimension Data Giro Vanquish MIPS $275 | Competitive Cyclist

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Dimension Data Giro Aether MIPS $325 | Competitive Cyclist

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Groupama-FDJ Giro Aether MIPS $325 | Competitive Cyclist

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EF Education First POC Octal $200 | Competitive Cyclist

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Trek-Segafredo Bontrager Velocis MIPS $200 | Trek

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The Tour de France time trial helmets we'll never forget

There were several new aerodynamic lids on display in Copenhagen. We take a closer look at the most striking ones

Words: Nick Busca

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Time trials. The races where Grand Tours are won and lost, where leader's jerseys are first given – and where aero gains materialise in all forms and shapes.

Stage one of the 2022 Tour de France was no exception. On top of the colourful EF-Education Easy Post kit and bikes , the 13km time trial in Copenhagen will also be remembered for riders forgetting to take their gilets off (we're looking at you, Geraint) and the slippery conditions.

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But, of course, we'll also remember a series of new, flashy helmets that have caused quite a stir on social media and generated some pretty good memes.

Specialized S-Works TT 5

T he American superbrand presented its new TT helmet as "The Fastest Aero Helmet" they're ever made – a speed dream developed in the wind tunnel (Specialized's called the Win Tunnel) with Remco Evenepoel and Kasper Asgreen from Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

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Finally, the visor used in this model features a Class 1 shield that limits light distortion, something that may happen with other clear plastic lenses. The shield is also treated with hydrophobic and anti-fog coatings that help clear moisture when the weather is bad – like in Copenhagen.

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A Specialized rider won stage one of the Tour in the end, but it's also fair to point out that Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl was using the older lid.

New Kask Bambino and Mistral visor

Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, Bora-Hansgrohe and TotalEnergies were not the only teams rocking some Star Wars-like helmets in Copenhagen. The Ineos Grenadiers also showed up with a new model or – to be precise – a new optic system for their Bambino and Mistral helmets. 

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However, we're sure that the sizes were correct and safety was their number one priority, and that the look was just the result of the new system.

Same same, but different

Of course, the POC Tempor used by EF Education-Easy Post is nothing new and has already proved an excellent choice in time trialling and triathlons.

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But given the new colour scheme featuring yellow dragons, we had to include it in the "helmets you're going to remember" round-up.

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EKOI and Pininfarina unveil the Aerodinamica helmet

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EKOI unveils the first cycling helmet designed by Pininfarina.

In 1936, Battista Pinin Farina designed one of his first aerodynamic vehicles: the Lancia Aprilia Aerodinamica. Eighty-seven years later and the famous design house drafts its first cycling helmet in partnership with EKOI. The EKOI Aerodinamica helmet will be used in this year’s Tour de France by four teams; Cofidis , Israel-Premier Tech , Lotto Dstny and Team Arkea-Samsic . That makes EKOI helmets the most popular in the peloton.

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EKOI said that their engineers worked with Pininfarina’s designers to produce a helmet that made “made no concessions between elegance and performance” : no small task. The shape of the helmet was refined at Pininfarina’s legendary wind tunnel along with choice of racing colours and the incorporation of the latest safety innovations.

EKOI's Aerodinamica uses Koroyd inserts

Meanwhile on the safety side the EKOI say the Aerodinamica will be the only helmet using Koroyd technology in the UCI WorldTour. The helmet uses four inserts of Koroyd, which consists of a honeycomb structure of long, thin tubes heat-welded together. The tubes’ thin walls collapse evenly in the event of impact, absorbing the impact’s energy on the helmet. Koroyd’s honeycomb structure means that as well as being light-weight it allows air to circulate, keeping you cool.

Tested by the pros!

The EKOI Aerodinamica was tested during its development phase by pro riders Giacomo Nizzolo and Caleb Ewan. They took it to wins in the Tro Bro LĂ©on and the Van Merksteijn Fences Classic respectively. In EKOi’s promotional video Ewan describes how important aerodynamics are when sprinting at 70Kmh: speeds most of us will only approach on a long down-hill! However it’s good to know that at our reduced speeds we’ll be able to make use of Pininfarina’s styling.

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No date has been given for the release of the new Aerodinamica helmet, we can assume it will be post-Tour. While Tour de France riders can use the Aerodinamica some – like stage 2 winner Victor Lafay – are still using EKOI’s AR14 and AR15 helmets. The latter takes an interesting approach to aero, with magnetic clip-on side panels, allowing the rider to choose between aero or cooling benefits. We’ll try and get our hands on one of these new helmets and let you know how they perform. We have previously tested EKOI’s Corsa helmet, read the review here .

Technical specifications of the EKOI Aerodinamica helmet

High level of protection thanks to Koroyd® technology (+48% energy absorption compared to standard EPS)

First cycling helmet in the world to be designed by Pininfarina

Developed in a wind tunnel to minimize its drag ratio (CX)

Modular design: 100% aero closed helmet / 100% comfort and airflow open helmet.

Fidlock® magnetic buckle: intuitive single-handed adjustment to open and close the chinstrap

ATOP® wheel: micrometric adjustment of occipital support

Adjustable straps with lateral V-shaped adjustment buckles under the ears

Koroyd® protection: 2 side inserts and 2 front inserts

CE / CPSC / AS NZ / UKCA certifications

Helmet available in two colour options: white-red and black

Price : 249,99 euros

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Tour de France: A Look at Top Bike Helmet Brands

The Tour de France is not just any cycling race - it's the pinnacle of cycling where the world's best cyclists compete for glory, and where the best cycling gear is put to the test. One of the most important pieces of gear for any cyclist is their helmet, which not only provides protection but also plays a crucial role in performance. It's the difference between a close call and a nasty spill, between a good day and a great one. That's why Huace Sports are excited to take a closer look at the helmets worn by professional cyclists in this year's Tour de France. As a bike helmet manufacturer, HuaceSports is committed to providing cyclists with top-of-the-line helmets that not only provide superior protection but also enhance their performance. Our team of designers and engineers are constantly working to improve our helmets, incorporating the latest technology and innovations to ensure that our helmets are among the best on the market. We're proud to be a part of the cycling community and to contribute to the safety and performance of cyclists around the world. So, whether you're a professional cyclist or a weekend warrior, make sure you're using the best gear to achieve your goals and stay safe on the road.

In this post, we'll explore some of the popular brands and models that have made their way onto the heads of professional cyclists, and the technology and innovation that sets them apart. So, whether you're a seasoned cyclist or simply a fan of the sport, read on to discover the Tour de France's top cycling helmets.

Ekoi tour de france helmets

Ekoi is the most commonly found helmet manufacturer in this year's Tour de France, supporting no less than four teams representing the French brand. They are also a long-termed working partner with HuaceSports, a bike helmet manufacturer dedicated to details and design. Their AR14 helmet is the one that most riders have opted for, with its aerodynamic design paired with small vents up-front for breathability. The AR14 was worn by Caleb Ewan in that stage 3 crash, as well as by stage 4's breakaway nearly man, Brent van Moer of Lotto Soudal. EKOI continues to support professional cycling teams and athletes, including Warren Barguil of Team Arkéa Samsic. As one of the best French climbers, Barguil trusts the EKOI AR14 and EKOI GARA helmets to protect him during intense competitions. This was evident in his impressive win at the 2022 Gran Premio Miguel Indurain and 1st place finish in the 5th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. As the Tour de France approaches in 2023, we can expect to see more EKOI gear on display as top riders rely on the brand's quality and performance to give them an edge in the world's most prestigious cycling event. Ekoi's Gara and Legende helmets have also been seen on professional cyclists in the race. The Legende replicates the retro hairnet style with modern and safe materials, while the Gara features a streamlined design for optimal performance. 

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HJC is a Korean brand that has recently entered the cycling market and gained the sponsorship of professional cyclists such as Chris Froome who claims to take part in the 2023 Tour de France and Greg Van Avermaet. And same as Ekoi, HJC is also a long termed partner with Huacesports who provide cyclists with top-of-the-line helmets that meet their needs. Most of the team has been using the IBEX 2.0, but for maximum aerodynamics, riders have been switching to the Furion 2.0. On time trial days, riders switch to the Adwatt, which offers maximum aerodynamics and ventilation for optimal performance.

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Kask is an Italian brand that has gained significant popularity in the Tour de France in recent years. Their helmets are known for their lightweight and comfortable design, which provides excellent ventilation and superior protection. KASK has a long-standing association with the Tour de France, and for the 2022 race, the brand has unveiled its limited edition Valegro Tour de France helmet. This helmet features a unique graphic, with seven parallel yellow lines that represent the seven Tour victories achieved by KASK riders. Only 3,328 pieces of this special helmet have been produced, with each helmet bearing a progressive number at the back to signify a cyclist's personal kilometre of the 2022 race. 

Specialized

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Specialized is a leading brand in the cycling industry, known for its high-quality helmets that are designed to offer maximum comfort and safety. Specialized helmets have become a staple in the Tour de France with their exclusive use by Specialized-sponsored teams in recent years. The teams riding Specialized bikes also use their helmets, shoes, tires, and wheels, such as the Roval. Fans of the race have seen the current Road World Champion, Julian Alaphilippe, lighting up the race in the S-Works Prevail 2 while Peter Sagan, a three-time champion, will be donning the S-Works Evade. The S-Works Prevail 2 is known for its regular fit, while the S-Works Evade is aerodynamic. The teams wearing these helmets in the 2022 tour de France race include BORA Hansgrohe, QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Team, and Total Energies. Fans can get their hands on these helmets at Competitive Cyclist and Jenson USA.

Giro tour de france helmets

Giro is another popular brand that has been present in the Tour de France for many years. Their helmets are a well-known brand among the pro peloton, with a history dating back to pre-2000. This year, three teams in the 2022 Tour de France will be wearing Giro helmets, including Groupama-FDJ. Cyclists will have the option to choose from three Giro helmets; the Giro Aether Spherical, Giro Vanquish MIPS, and Giro Aerohead MIPS helmets. The Giro Aerohead MIPS helmet will be used by Trek-Segafredo riders for time trials as their helmet supplier, Bontrager, does not produce a TT helmet.

POC tour de france helmets

POC tour de france helmets

POC is a Swedish brand that has revolutionized bike helmets with their patented SPIN safety technology. The unique light blue liner in all POC helmets today is indicative of the SPIN system which protects riders against rotational forces in the event of an impact. Their helmets are also among the most stylish in the pro peloton and this year, the EF Education Nippo team will be sporting the pink POC Ventral SPIN Air helmets. These helmets feature an aerodynamic design and are sure to catch the eye of spectators watching the Tour de France.

Bell tour de france helmets

Bell is an iconic brand in the cycling industry, with over 60 years of experience in crafting high-quality helmets that are built to last. Their helmets are renowned for their durability and superior construction, making them a popular choice among cyclists. In the 2021 Tour de France, the Bell Z20 was a top pick among riders, thanks to its aerodynamic design that delivers exceptional performance in any condition. Its advanced ventilation system keeps cyclists cool and comfortable during long rides. It's unfortunate to note that Bell helmets did not make an appearance in the 2022 Tour de France, leaving fans and riders alike to wonder what happened to this classic brand.

The 2022 Tour de France showcases a total of 16 different bike helmet brands. The top two helmet brands with the most presence in the race are Ekoi and Specialized with three teams each, followed by Abus and HJC with two teams. Bell, a classic brand that has been present in the race for over 60 years, did not show up in the race this year. It is interesting to note that some of the teams choose to wear helmets from brands other than their bike sponsor's brand.

2022 bike helmet brands present at the Tour de France

2022 bike helmet brands present at the Tour de France

In Conlusion

In conclusion, the Tour de France continues to push the boundaries of cycling technology, and the helmets worn by the pros are no exception. With the constant evolution of aerodynamics, ventilation, and safety features, it's no wonder that helmet brands are eager to showcase their products in the race. As fans and spectators, we can appreciate the commitment of the teams and riders to the sport, as well as the dedication of the helmet manufacturers to push the limits of helmet technology. Ultimately, the Tour de France is an exciting and inspiring display of the best cycling has to offer, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for helmet innovation in the race.

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'A good sign towards the Tour de France': Remco Evenepoel takes time trial victory at Critérium du Dauphiné

Remco Evenepoel stormed to victory in the individual time trial on stage four of the Critérium du Dauphiné , his first win since he was involved in the horror crash at Itzulia Basque Country in April.

The Soudal Quick-Step rider, the time trial world champion , went 17 seconds quicker than the European champion, Josh Tarling (Ineos Grenadiers), and as a result also claimed the race lead on Wednesday. Evenepoel averaged 49.353km/h over the 34.4km course; he and Tarling were the only riders to average over 49km/h.

PrimoĹľ RogliÄŤ (Bora-Hansgrohe), another rider caught up in the Itzulia crash, and also racing this week for the first time since then, finished third, a further 22 seconds behind Tarling.

Derek Gee (Israel-Premier Tech), the race leader ahead of stage four, finished 1:25 behind Evenepoel, losing the yellow jersey in the process.

"I’m very proud and happy, and my team around me, my family, the staff members, can be really proud of all the support they gave me," Evenepoel said post-race. "It has been quite a long way, three weeks with almost no bike, and only four weeks of training.  

"Being at this level already is a good sign towards the Tour, and in my preparation. I can only be happy and proud of what I did today, and now we focus day by day."

The 24-year-old also paid credit to the equipment that had brought him to this point; he rode stage four on a Specialized Shiv TT bike and in a helmet in a new design.

"It was a very nice present from Specialized, a new bike, a new helmet, which gave me an extra push," he explained. "We try to optimise all the materiel that I’m using to try and win the TTs on this very high level. It’s not only the legs, but also the detail of the equipment."

Tarling, for his part, claimed to not feel fast, despite being one of two riders to go over 49km/h on average.

"It felt slow," he said. "It’s the tarmac that’s quite grippy, so it felt hard to get the speed up, especially over the top of the climbs. I think I did a decent enough ride, so fingers crossed."

However, it was Evenepoel who triumphed in Neulise on stage four. The Belgian will now head into the high mountains in the final four stages with 33 seconds of advantage over RogliÄŤ.

How it happened

The fourth rider off the start ramp on Wednesday for the 34.4km individual time trial, Josh Tarling (Ineos Grenadiers), was the first man to finish the course, and spent the next couple of hours in the hot seat.

The Welshman set a blistering time at each checkpoint, and finished in 42:06, which was minutes faster than anyone else for the first part of the day. 

Time trial specialists like Matteo Sobrero (Bora-Hansgrohe) attempted to lay a glove on the Ineos rider, but could not match his speed.

It was not until Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step), almost two hours after Tarling, took to the course, that Tarling’s time looked under threat. The Belgian world champion went through the first checkpoint two seconds quicker than his rival, then under a second slower at the second checkpoint. However, it was the finish that counted, and here Evenepoel was 17 seconds up on Tarling, claiming the hot seat and the victory.

Following the young Belgian, PrimoĹľ RogliÄŤ (Bora-Hansgrohe) looked closer to his top form, improving with each time check to finish 39 seconds behind Evenepoel. Matteo Jorgenson (Visma-Lease a Bike), too, looked good, finishing 1:07 behind Evenepoel, proving that he deserves the leadership at that squad this week.

Tao Geoghegan Hart (Lidl-Trek), walked away with one of the results of his season, finishing 10th, 1:38 behind Evenepoel, proving that he is well on his way back to his top condition as well.

The last man on the road, Derek Gee (Israel Premier-Tech), the race leader, put in a valiant effort to hold onto the yellow jersey, finishing in sixth, 1:24 down on the winner, Evenepoel.

Critérium du Dauphiné stage four: Saint-Germain-Laval > Neulise ITT (34.4km)

1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step, in 41:49

2. Josh Tarling (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, +17s

3. PrimoĹľ RogliÄŤ (Slo) Bora-Hansgrohe, +39s

4. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Visma-Lease a Bike, +1:07

5. Oier Lazkano (Esp) Movistar, +1:21

6. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech, +1:24

7. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost, +1:24

8. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale, +1:26

9. Juan Ayuso (Esp) UAE Team Emirates, +1:27

10. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Lidl-Trek, +1:38

General classification after stage four

1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step, in 12:27:22

2. PrimoĹľ RogliÄŤ (Slo) Bora-Hansgrohe, +33s

3. Matteo Jorgenson (USA) Visma-Lease a Bike, +1:04

4. Derek Gee (Can) Israel-Premier Tech), +1:11

6. Bruno Armirail (Fra) Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale, +1:25

7. Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-EasyPost, at same time

8. Juan Ayuso (Esp) UAE Team Emirates, +1:27

9. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Lidl-Trek, +1:39

10. Carlos RodrĂ­guez (Esp) Ineos Grenadiers, +1:41

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New team philosophy, no foreign investment and Red Bull helmets: Inside the Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe deal

Team CEO Ralph Denk says further big money signings, similarly to Primož Roglič, are unlikely as Red Bull money gives German team wings

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At the turn of the new year, Red Bull was revealed as the latest high profile brand looking to come on board with a professional cycling team. 

The plan became a reality this week as Red Bull was confirmed as the new majority owner and title sponsor of the German Bora-Hansgrohe team . 

On the eve of the Giro d’Italia , team CEO Ralph Denk confirmed that the energy drink branding will appear on the team’s gear, including helmets, at this year’s Tour de France after he sold a 51% share of the team’s managing company .

Denk confirmed in a pre-race press conference that Red Bull-Bora Hansgrohe will have an increased budget and an under-23 development team moving forward as they aim to become the biggest, best and strongest team in the WorldTour.

The team acquired Primož Roglič from Visma-Lease a Bike during the off season, but Denk explained that winning the Tour de France with the 34-year-old was not the only big target.

"With the arrival of Red Bull, we have big, big goals but the Tour de France isn't the only goal," Denk said. "We want to be the number one brand, the most attractive brand in cycling. That’s the big goal for the whole project. We know we can’t do that in a few weeks but it’s the long-term approach of this project."

But what else can we expect to see from the new Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe project? In an interview with Cycling Weekly , Denk expanded further on what can be expected from the ambitious new project and went inside the deal.

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Many of Red Bull’s other sporting projects, particularly those in football, have centred on the importance of youth development and shaping players to a particular style of play. 

Players like Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich, and Liverpool's Dominik Szobozlai started out at RB Leipzig before moving on to the Premier League and Bundesliga giants. 

Denk explained that within reason, cycling fans can expect to see a similar philosophy at Red Bull-Bora Hansgrohe, particularly due to the team’s new under-23 development team. 

"Definitely, we call it the rookie programme from under-19," he said. "Even the scouting project is below under-19. Then we have our own under-19 team, GRENKE - Auto Eder, and our new under-23 team from next year on. 

"I think that's big proof of how important the whole rookie programmes are in the future for us. And yes, that's part of the mission and vision from Red Bull. 

"If you look to the current from Formula One field too, there are 20 spots within the bunch of cars, and 12 spots have a Red Bull history, from the Red Bull rookie programme, the drivers."

Denk said that he felt spending big money was the quick and easy way to achieve success, and that the intrigue of a longer term project was part of what made the team so appealing to the energy drink giants. 

"Our approach is not to go to someone like Tadej Pogačar now and buy him out of his contract," he said. "So we will establish something of our own style from scratch. And yeah, it takes time but we have the time so yeah, we all just say let's start the project."

Helmets and individual rider sponsorship

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In the initial announcement, Denk explained that Bora-Hansgrohe will literally have a wholly new identity from the Tour onwards with new branding, in line with their new owners, appearing on bikes, helmets and clothing. 

Red Bull already were visible in men’s cycling due to individually sponsoring big name riders including the likes of Tom Pidcock and Wout van Aert . Both of the two riders, along with Bora’s own Anton Palzer, wear Red Bull branded helmets while competing and training. 

Pidcock solely uses his Red Bull helmet for off road competition in both mountain bike and cyclo-cross. Van Aert very visibly wears a Red Bull helmet on the road. 

Cycling Weekly understands that Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe’s new team helmets are likely to bear strong resemblance to those already seen elsewhere. Denk explained that he didn’t see an issue with other riders outside of his team wearing Red Bull branded helmets moving forward and that he didn't feel it would raise a conflict of interest.

"I cannot speak for Red Bull," he said. "But I don't see that, not really, as a problem on that point. And yeah, it's the decision of Red Bull, not my decision, but if this happens [Red Bull continuing with individual sponsorship], I'm fine with it." 

Investors away from the Middle East

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Reaching super-team status was always going to require significant investment from any potential new team owner. Only certain companies, countries or individuals are capable of providing such capital in the current international sporting market. 

However, unlike other teams in the WorldTour like UAE Team Emirates, Bahrain Victorious and Jayco AlUla, Bora-Hansgrohe did not look to Middle Eastern investment.

Denk explained that any new owner, investor, or sponsor looking to do business with his team would need to be one that takes a holistic approach, and also one that ideally was close to home. With that considered it made Red Bull the perfect party to enter negotiations with. 

"That's the main reason why my feelings are so good with this,” he said. “And hopefully the whole team will also share that feeling soon. It's a big add on, they [Red Bull] are from the same area where we are based. We speak the same language, the same dialect, and that feels much more comfortable as opposed to some external investor from far away countries." 

"In the last years, cycling has changed a lot, not just from the style of racing but clearly from the economic side as well," he added. "And I, as an owner and CEO, had to take a decision regarding what we do. 

"Do we go on with our currently stable partners, Bora and Hansgrohe, they are really fantastic partners and I'm super thankful to them... Or are we aiming for something big and looking for an investor? A lot of cycling teams already have an investor, some of them from Arabic countries, and for us we figured out what was best for us. 

"They [Red Bull] visited us in the Tour and they saw how big the Tour is, how big our sport is, and how big the bike market is in general. I think they went a bit deeper for the marketing numbers in there and I think they were surprised how good they are so from that, the story starts."

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Exploring Tour de France Helmets: A Comprehensive Guide

As a professional copywriting journalist, I have witnessed the increasing popularity of cycling and the sport’s most renowned event, the Tour de France. The race brings together the world’s top cycling athletes and showcases their skills on one of the most challenging courses. With such high-speed races, the safety of the athletes is of utmost importance, and Tour de France helmets play a pivotal role in ensuring their protection.

In this comprehensive guide, I will take a closer look at Tour de France helmets , their history, design advancements, and reviews. Whether you’re a professional cyclist or a cycling enthusiast, this guide will equip you with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions when choosing the best Tour de France helmet for your needs.

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  • Tour de France helmets play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of the athletes during the race.
  • This guide will provide an in-depth exploration of Tour de France helmets, their history, design advancements, and reviews.
  • Whether you’re a professional cyclist or a cycling enthusiast, this guide will give you the necessary knowledge to choose the best Tour de France helmet for your needs.
  • Stay tuned for insights into advancements in Tour de France helmet technology and a closer look at the top-rated Tour de France helmets available in the market.

Advancements in Tour de France Helmet Technology

When it comes to Tour de France helmets, performance is everything. To gain an edge over their competitors, professional cyclists need helmets that are both lightweight and aerodynamic, providing superior speed and comfort on the racecourse.

In recent years, lightweight materials such as carbon fiber have become extremely popular in the construction of Tour de France helmets. These helmets are designed to be as light as possible, allowing riders to move faster and expend less energy during the race.

But how much of a difference can a few ounces really make? According to a study by the Journal of Sports Sciences, reducing the weight of a rider’s helmet by just 10% can result in a 2% increase in overall cycling performance. For professional cyclists, where every second counts, this can be the difference between winning and losing.

Another key factor in Tour de France helmet technology is aerodynamics. Aerodynamic helmets are designed to reduce wind resistance, allowing cyclists to cut through the air with greater ease. This, in turn, can significantly improve a rider’s speed and performance on the course.

There are many features that make a helmet aerodynamic, such as streamlined shapes and ventilation systems that reduce drag. Some manufacturers even use wind tunnel testing to optimize their helmet designs and ensure maximum performance on the racecourse.

As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovations in Tour de France helmet design. From improved materials to advanced ventilation systems, these helmets will continue to push the limits of what’s possible on the racecourse.

  • Smart helmets that provide real-time feedback on a rider’s performance and health are already in development.
  • The use of 3D printing technology is enabling manufacturers to create customized helmets that fit each rider’s head perfectly.
  • Some manufacturers are even experimenting with built-in cameras and communication systems, allowing riders to stay connected and record their experiences on the racecourse.

Overall, the future of Tour de France helmet technology is bright, and we can expect to see even more exciting advancements in the years to come.

Top-Rated Tour de France Helmets: A Closer Look

When it comes to professional Tour de France cycling, choosing the right helmet is crucial. The best Tour de France helmets offer a combination of protection, comfort, and performance-enhancing features. Here are some of the top-rated helmets that professional cyclists trust, and what sets them apart from the rest.

The Kask Protone Helmet is a popular choice among professional cyclists, and for good reason. With its aerodynamic design and lightweight construction, this helmet can help cyclists shave precious seconds off their time. The helmet features a multi-layer construction, providing excellent protection in the event of an impact. It also has a comfortable fit, with soft padding that molds to the rider’s head, ensuring a secure and snug fit.

The Bell Z20 Aero MIPS Helmet is a helmet designed to optimize aerodynamics, while still offering superior protection. Its unique design features a dimpled surface and a special padded interior to reduce wind resistance and enhance ventilation, ensuring a cool and comfortable ride. The helmet also incorporates MIPS technology, providing an extra level of protection against rotational forces in the event of a crash.

The Giro Aether MIPS Helmet is a helmet designed specifically for the Tour de France, with input from professional cyclists. Its aerodynamic design and MIPS technology provide excellent protection and performance enhancement. The helmet has a unique construction, with a dual-density foam liner that provides extra protection in high-impact areas. It also features a comfortable Roc Loc Air fit system, allowing for a customizable fit that can be adjusted on the go.

  • Kask Protone Helmet: Lightweight construction, Multi-layer protection, Comfortable fit
  • Bell Z20 Aero MIPS Helmet: Unique aerodynamic design, MIPS technology, Ventilation system
  • Giro Aether MIPS Helmet: Designed specifically for Tour de France, Dual-density foam liner, Roc Loc Air fit system

Choosing the best Tour de France helmet is a personal decision, and each cyclist has their own preferences and requirements. However, these top-rated helmets have proven themselves on the racecourse, offering superior protection, comfort, and performance-enhancing features. As a professional copywriting journalist, it’s my recommendation that the Kask Protone Helmet, Bell Z20 Aero MIPS Helmet, and Giro Aether MIPS Helmet are the top options for professional Tour de France cyclists.

As a professional copywriting journalist, I hope this comprehensive guide has provided you with valuable insights into Tour de France helmets. By exploring their history, design advancements, and reviews, you now have a better understanding of what to look for when choosing the perfect helmet.

Remember, when choosing a Tour de France helmet, you must consider the key features that make them stand out. From lightweight materials to aerodynamic designs, every aspect of the helmet can impact your performance and safety. Therefore, it is essential to make informed decisions when selecting one.

If you’re a professional cyclist participating in the race, analyzing the top-rated Tour de France helmets in detail is crucial. These helmets are tailored to meet the needs of professionals like you, providing optimal safety and performance. So, make sure to scrutinize them closely before making your final choice.

With this knowledge, you can benefit from the essential aspects of Tour de France helmets. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or a professional, this guide has covered everything you need to know to make an informed decision about a helmet. So, choose wisely, and get ready to take on Tour de France with confidence!

Yes, Tour de France helmets are specifically designed for professional racing and have advanced features that optimize performance and safety on the racecourse.

Lightweight construction, aerodynamic design, superior ventilation, and a secure fit are some important features to consider when choosing a Tour de France helmet.

While Tour de France helmets are designed for professional racing, they can also be used for recreational cycling. However, keep in mind that they may have a more aggressive fit and may not prioritize comfort for longer rides.

To ensure a proper fit, measure the circumference of your head just above your eyebrows. Refer to the manufacturer’s sizing chart to find the corresponding helmet size.

It is recommended to replace your Tour de France helmet every 3 to 5 years, or immediately if it has been involved in a significant impact or crash.

Some Tour de France helmet models offer customization options, allowing you to personalize the design with your team colors, logos, or other graphics. Check with the manufacturer for available customization features.

Tour de France helmets typically have universal compatibility with various cycling accessories such as sunglasses, helmet covers, and chin straps. However, it is still advisable to check the helmet’s specifications for specific compatibility details.

Most Tour de France helmets are designed to offer adequate ventilation for hot weather conditions. However, some models may also include removable or adjustable vent covers to provide better insulation in cold or wet conditions.

Tour de France helmets can be purchased from reputable cycling retailers, online stores, or directly from the manufacturers’ websites. Ensure that you buy from authorized sellers to guarantee the authenticity and quality of the helmet.

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Visma-Lease a Bike's new Giro Aerohead II time trial helmet has dominated social media since it broke cover yesterday

Jonas Vingegaard racing in the strange-looking Giro Aerohead II time trial helmet at Tirreno-Adriatico

On a day when some of the WorldTour’s most keenly observed Grand Tour contenders were showing their early season form at Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice , it was striking that on Monday the majority of the cycling world’s attention was instead focused on what a handful of riders were wearing.

Visma-Lease a Bike showcased a hitherto unreleased Giro time trial helmet , named Aerohead II, which was so radical that the Cyclingnews tech team spent some time debating whether it was an AI-generated prank. After the initial wave of social media attention, though, more details have emerged about the highly enigmatic helmet.

"It's it's a very, very good helmet," team leader Jonas Vingegaard said after the finish. "I think it's very, very fast."

"We worked on it a lot in the last year," he added. "It's different, of course, but yeah, I mean, it's very fast. And I think that will be the future."

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The helmet comes in the wake of years of dramatic time trial helmet designs, with the Specialized TT5 , Sweet Protection Redeemer 2Vi , and POC Tempor all drawing attention over the last few seasons. However, Giro’s new Aerohead II has seen a far more dramatic reception.

The aesthetics no doubt have played the biggest part in this, with the tall visor marking a stark departure from any time trial helmet we have seen in the past.

Vingegaard was quick to dismiss the aesthetic criticism of the helmet, though.

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"The thing in recent years, cycling has been going more, more and more away from aesthetics," Vingegaard said to Cyclingnews . "So yeah, this was just the next step. And there will be another step in the future as well."

One advantage of the Aerohead II's radical design is visibility, he said. "The visibility is better than previous helmets," Vingegaard said, arguing that with many time trial helmets, "You can't really see. But this one is like you have the whole [field of view]."

Comfort has also been an advantage with Vingegaard praising it as "more comfortable than other time trial helmets that I tried." He added, "Other ones are pushing a lot of places on the head. And this one is very comfortable."

According to Giro the helmet has seen considerable wind tunnel testing, and the name is an homage to the original Aerohead – worn by Greg Lemond in 1986 when he won the Tour de France by a slender margin of 8 seconds following a sensational final time trial performance. 

LIDO DI CAMAIORE ITALY MARCH 04 EDITORS NOTE Alternate crop Jonas Vingegaard Hansen of Denmark and Team VismaLease A Bike sprints during the 59th TirrenoAdriatico 2024 Stage 1 a 10km individual trial time from Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore UCIWT on March 04 2024 in Lido di Camaiore Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Given the extensive testing, Visma-Lease a Bike were familiar with the design well before yesterday's debut. "I've seen the helmet already in December and January. And yeah, so back then I had a bit of a laugh. But yeah, when you test it, when you see how fast it is, then you won't laugh anymore."

Team staff were also quick to praise the new helmet. "It's a new way of thinking about the aerodynamics of a helmet,” said Paul Martens, the Visma-Lease a Bike equipment manager in an interview with L’Équipe . "We truly think we have found a real improvement in our system for time trials.”

Frédéric Grappe, performance director at Groupama-FDJ also weighed in on the new helmet in a discussion with L'Équipe , highlighting the role of new UCI regulations on body position in time trials on the design of the helmet.

"Today, we are in extreme positions where we almost put our heads in our hands," he said. "The Visma helmet, if you look at it in profile, limits the entry of air between the head and the hands. While preserving good vision."

Grappe went on to highlight that a helmet works as a system with a rider, but that in the right circumstances, he suggested that an aerodynamically-optimised helmet like Giro's Aerohead II could render gains of one second per kilometre.

Despite the technological developments, Vingegaard found himself 22 seconds down on GC rival Juan Ayuso (UAE Team Emirates) in the opening time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico.

"He did a very good time trial beating, beating Ganna," Vingegaard said of his rival before he addressed the challenge of losing 22 seconds at the race's opening.

"Yeah, I mean, it's true 22 seconds, and I think you did a good time trial. And we'll just have to do what we can do in the next coming days to see if we can take back the time."

The helmet is due another outing today at Paris-Nice as the entire Visma-Lease A Bike squad – including Matteo Jorgenson and stage 1 winner Olav Kooij – are set to don the Aerohead II during the stage 3 team time trial.

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‘My Helmet Saved Me Today’: Stage Neutralized After Evenepoel, RogliÄŤ Involved in Massive Crash at CritĂ©rium du DauphinĂ©

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Remco Evenepoel and Primož Roglič were among dozens of riders hitting the deck Thursday in a massive high-speed crash late in the 167km fifth stage from Amplepuis to Saint-Priest at the Critérium du Dauphiné .

Officials neutralized the stage, and no official times would be taken or would there be a winner in the transition stage ahead of three decisive mountain stages high in the French Alps at the important eight-day race ahead of the Tour de France .

Evenepoel was shaken, but managed to arrive to the finish line without apparent serious injury. The Belgian star retains his leader’s jersey, but admitted the crash was far from ideal just weeks ahead of his Tour debut.

“My helmet saved me today,” Evenepoel said. “I think overall it’s OK. I crashed on the right side. There are guys in a worse situation than I am now, and I hope everyone is OK on their recovery.

“I fell on my shoulder again, and I think it’s bleeding,” he said. “We will have to see tonight, but in the end, everything felt quite OK. There’s no other option but to continue.”

The major Tour-bound stars arrived at the finish line both relieved but frustrated that a spill might have implications just weeks before the 2024 Tour starts in Italy on June 29.

Evenepoel and RogliÄŤ are both coming off devastating injuries suffered at Itzulia Basque Country in April that also involved two-time Tour de France winner Jonas Vingegaard. Both are racing this week for the first time since April.

RogliÄŤ, who started the stage second overall, said he initially felt OK despite the heavy crash, but cautioned he still had not yet been examined by a team doctor.

“I crashed on my shoulder. It’s not the best because I had surgery a couple of years ago,” RogliÄŤ said at the line. “We need to check it to be sure of what kind of state it is. For me, It is better than some of the other guys. I still rolled over the finish.

“It’s just shit that these things are happening. I cannot say nothing. Now I go to the doctors and do a check, and we’ll see what we do next,” the Bora-Hansgrohe star said. “The first guys went off, and I couldn’t really do much or we didn’t have a lot of choice. It was just everyone down.”

A video captured by a road-side fan revealed the high speed and intensity of the impacts of crashing and sliding riders.

Race officials momentarily stopped the stage to give everyone time to remount and check for injuries. The decision to cancel the stage was taken about 20 minutes later.

Race officials said that ambulances were not available to follow the closing kilometers of the stage due to other riders being transported to local hospitals.

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Scores of riders slipped out and slammed onto the pavement on rain-slicked roads coming down the Cat. 4 CĂ´te de Bel-Air with about 20km to go.

About 30 riders crashed in various points of the main bunch as the peloton rolled down the descent. It appeared a touch of brakes coupled with wet roads that provoked several crashes on both sides of the main pack.

“I had no idea what happened. Everyone was fighting for position on the descent like always, and it was in the last tricky point of the race,” Evenepoel said. “Guys started to slide in front of me, and I was really close to make it, but there was a bike that came under my bike, and I went over my head. I was a bit unlucky.”

Visma-Lease a Bike’s Dylan van Baarle and teammate Steven Kruijswijk were both transported to a local hospital, where doctors confirmed the worse in what’s the latest setback for the super team that’s been swamped with crashes and injuries this season.

Those two, along with Milan Menten (Lotto Dstny), were the only riders not able to finish Thursday’s stage.

It was more bad luck for the “Killer Bees,” which last year swept all three grand tours.

Both Van Baarle and Kruijswijk are expected to race the Tour, but officials confirmed that Van Baarle fractured a collarbone and will need surgery, and Kruijswijk suffered a small fracture in his hip that will heal with rest.

“I was together with Matteo, Sepp Kuss and Bart Lemmen at the front of the peloton. Just behind us a rider went down, causing a domino effect in the group,” said Visma’s Tiesj Benoot. “It’s terrible to lose both Dylan and Steven. We just finished an altitude training camp together in Sierra Nevada. It is enormously sour for them to have to leave the last preparation race for the Tour de France in this way.”

Nearly every team later sent out medical updates, and no one was immune to the damage.

UAE Team Emirates, who sent to the Dauphiné five of the seven riders who will help Tadej Pogačar at the Tour de France next month, and four of them crashed Thursday.

Tim Wellens, Nils Politt, Pavel Sivakov, and Juan Ayuso all crashed heavily, with only Marc Soler of the Tour-bound riders not falling. Ayuso, who is aiming for a top GC ride this week, was perhaps the worse off.

“Heavy fall onto left hip, elbow, knee and ankle. Deep abrasions to left hip and elbow. No overt fractures. No concussion/spinal injury. He will be stiff and sore over the next 3-4 days,” said Dr. Adrian Rotunno in a team note of Ayuso’s conditions. All riders are cleared to start Friday.

Race neutralised https://t.co/baWqcBI65B #Dauphine — Radio Critérium du Dauphiné EN (@radiotour_en) June 6, 2024

The crash reminded some of the horrific spate of injuries suffered by some of the peloton’s top stars at Itzulia Basque Country in April.

It appeared both Evenepoel and Roglič — both who are racing at the Dauphiné for the first time since Itzulia — were able to remount their bikes without serious injuries.

A pair of riders — Mathis Le Berre and Tobias Bayer — were about 45 seconds off the front after pulling clear in the day’s main breakaway in the final transition stage ahead of a trio of high-altitude climbing stages looming in the French Alps.

Today’s crash seen from the road side by the spectators. Looks like a touch of wheels somewhere around the 30th position followed by the classical domino effect. The noise is always frightening… ️ @keyshawn__bava #Dauphine pic.twitter.com/t57ZWiowBa — Mihai Simion (@faustocoppi60) June 6, 2024

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    Ekoi is the most commonly found helmet manufacturer in this year's Tour de France, supporting no less than four teams representing the French brand. The AR14 is the one that most riders have opted ...

  2. Why were there almost no helmets in races before they were ...

    In races in Europe, juniors wore leather hair nets at the time but no real helmets. We basically trained and raced without helmets. And that was junior amateur racing, not even pro. It's funny how technology changes things. The Europeans were slow to adopt TT bars which basically cost Laurent Fignon a Tour de France victory.

  3. 2023 Tour de France Helmets Brands and Models Guide

    In 2023, there will be 16 bike helmet brands present at the Tour de France. Ekoi (4 teams) and Specialized (3 teams) helmets are the most represented, followed by Abus (2 teams). The notable helmet brands absent are Bell and Giro. One of the most visible gears at Tour de France 🇫🇷 is the riders' helmets besides their bikes 🚴 and ...

  4. Last no helmet ride in the Tour de France

    3.2 Rider taking the start without the required helmet. Elite men's road races in class 4 and above 200 to 10 000 [CHF fine], plus 50 points deducted from the UCI individual classification [a TdF win is 1000 points] Other cases: start refused. 3.3 Rider removing the obligatory helmet during an event. Elite men's road races in class 4 and above ...

  5. Hiding in plain sight: Mitchelton-Scott's new helmet for the Tour de France

    These helmets were originally unveiled back in 2016 along with big aero and venting claims — at launch, Scott said the Centric Plus was cooler than wearing no helmet at all at 40kph and could ...

  6. Helmets : r/tourdefrance

    41 votes, 24 comments. true. I think since helmets were made compulsory for all stages (including uphill finishes), there have actually been more deaths in professional cycling - this is probably due to risk compensation.. A similar phenomenon can be seen in cricket where in the days before helmets were a thing, professional players used to learn to duck and avoid the ball whereas these days ...

  7. Bike Helmets at Tour de France 2022

    A yellow helmet is worn by every rider of the team that is leading the Team's Classification (the team that has the lowest cumulative time by adding the times of the three best riders of each team per stage). For 2022, there 16 helmet brands at the Tour de France. There are three teams each wearing Ekoi and Specialized, helmets followed by ...

  8. POC and Giro roll out new helmets to commemorate the 2023 Tour de France

    Download the app . Ahead of the 2023 Tour de France, POC and Giro respectively have released a pair of special-edition helmets. The two helmets aim to allow mere mortals among us to emulate our favorite riders on Team EF Education First-EasyPost or Team Canyon-SRAM Racing with what might just be the two most distinctive kits in the men's and ...

  9. Official website of Tour de France 2024

    Tour de France 2024 - Official site of the famed race from the Tour de France. Includes route, riders, teams, and coverage of past Tours. Club 2024 route 2024 Teams 2023 Edition Rankings Stage winners All the videos. Grands départs Tour Culture news ...

  10. NEW: Tour de France 2023 Collection

    The Tour de France edition helmet gets a graphic update made up of a Tour de France logo on top and an animated peloton wearing green, yellow and polka dots jerseys. With this design even the youngest riders can get the feeling of riding in the peloton. Nutz KinetiCore, a protective and comfortable helmet for little ones graduating to first ...

  11. Ekoi Road Helmets Get Unique Koroyd Protection Debut at the Tour de France

    Ekoi have technically debuted the two new Koroyd-equipped road helmets now that they've come out of hiding at the Tour de France, yet it's really mostly just a teaser. We'll still have to wait a while to get the full details, and you'll have to wait a while until you can buy them direct from Ekoi. Official consumer availability is ...

  12. Best of Le Tour de France 2021

    Lift the veil on speed. 260 €. MET Helmets, UAE Team Emirates and Tadej Pogačar winner of Le Tour de France 2021. The pure joy of Tadej Pogačar riding his bike with hair coming out of his yellow helmet.

  13. Kask Valegro limited edition Tour de France helmet

    There are 3328 Valegro Tour de France helmets being made and sold for $299 / 249€. So it's not really an ultra-limited edition. But maybe the cooler part will be buying your helmet and finding where on the Tour it would be situated. Kask.com. Topics. Clothing-Gear-Tools.

  14. The Fastest Helmets of The Tour de France

    Here is your definitive guide to the helmets currently in use at the Tour de France. Chris Auld. Deceuninck—Quick-Step. Specialized S-Works Evade. $250 | Specialized. Buy Now. Advertisement ...

  15. The Tour de France time trial helmets we'll never forget

    Join us and celebrate cycling culture with Rouleur. Time trials. The races where Grand Tours are won and lost, where leader's jerseys are first given - and where aero gains materialise in all forms and shapes. Stage one of the 2022 Tour de France was no exception. On top of the colourful EF-Education Easy Post kit and bikes, the 13km time ...

  16. EKOI and Pininfarina unveil the Aerodinamica helmet

    Caleb Ewan will be using the EKOI Aerodinamica at the '23 Tour de France. No date has been given for the release of the new Aerodinamica helmet, we can assume it will be post-Tour. While Tour de France riders can use the Aerodinamica some - like stage 2 winner Victor Lafay - are still using EKOI's AR14 and AR15 helmets. The latter takes ...

  17. Tour de France: A Look at Top Bike Helmet Brands

    The 2022 Tour de France showcases a total of 16 different bike helmet brands. The top two helmet brands with the most presence in the race are Ekoi and Specialized with three teams each, followed by Abus and HJC with two teams. Bell, a classic brand that has been present in the race for over 60 years, did not show up in the race this year.

  18. 'A good sign towards the Tour de France': Remco Evenepoel takes ...

    The 24-year-old also paid credit to the equipment that had brought him to this point; he rode stage four on a Specialized Shiv TT bike and in a helmet in a new design.

  19. New team philosophy, no foreign investment and Red Bull helmets: Inside

    On the eve of the Giro d'Italia, team CEO Ralph Denk confirmed that the energy drink branding will appear on the team's gear, including helmets, at this year's Tour de France after he sold a ...

  20. Exploring Tour de France Helmets: A Comprehensive Guide

    Key Takeaways: Tour de France helmets play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of the athletes during the race. This guide will provide an in-depth exploration of Tour de France helmets, their history, design advancements, and reviews. Whether you're a professional cyclist or a cycling enthusiast, this guide will give you the necessary ...

  21. 'When you see how fast it is, you won't laugh anymore'

    According to Giro the helmet has seen considerable wind tunnel testing, and the name is an homage to the original Aerohead - worn by Greg Lemond in 1986 when he won the Tour de France by a ...

  22. Kask Valegro Tour De France Road Cycling Helmet

    The history of KASK is intimately linked with success at the Tour de France and for the 2022 edition of the French race, KASK has created a 3,328-piece limited edition Valegro Tour de France, which will be the official helmet for La Grande Boucle 2022. 7 Victories. The new Valegro Tour de France offers a unique graphic with a special meaning ...

  23. Evenepoel, Roglič involved in crash, Dauphiné stage neutralized

    Remco Evenepoel and Primož Roglič were among dozens of riders hitting the deck Thursday in a massive crash late in the 167km fifth stage from Amplepuis to Saint-Priest at the Critérium du Dauphiné.. Officials neutralized the stage, and no official times would be taken or would there be a winner in the transition stage ahead of three decisive mountain stages high in the French Alps at the ...