It’s that time of year again… The one tour that attracts the highest numbers of viewers across the globe. The one with the biggest hype…
2018 is set to be potentially the best year yet! With Sky and Movistar as two of the strongest teams at Le Tour de France battling it out throughout the stages… but how do they compare in terms of grand tour strength? Sky have six grand tour wins, but Movistar have two winners in their line up. Movistar have five riders who have finished fifth or above in a grand tour, but Sky have just one… We cannot wait to see how it all unfolds over the next few weeks. With Chris Froome cleared to ride, we’ll be keeping an eye on him for sure!
In this blog, we’ve handpicked some of our favourites bits of kit that you’re likely to see amongst the top teams.
Kit To Look Out For
We’ve handpicked some of the hottest new gear that should be out on show throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes pealed for these!
The Oakley Jawbreaker was inspired by professional cyclist Mark Cavendish. An extended field of vision in the upper periphery, Switchlock™ lens-changing technology, seamlessly integrated Unobtainium® components and exceptional optics as provided by Plutonite® lenses all help to make the Jawbreaker a pair of sunglasses that fits better, sees more clearly and helps you perform like no other.
Oakley Field Jacket
Designed to elevate the performance of runners and cyclists, the Oakley Field Jacket sunglasses sport a streamlined design that aims to maximise field of vision so you can stay in control of the action, even at speed. Two-position Advancer nosebridge technology promotes airflow to reduce the risk of overheating and lens fogging.
Oakley Flight Jacket
Oakley’s Flight Jacket sunglasses are on the leading edge of performance eyewear design. Optimised for cyclists, the brow-less shape of the Flight Jacket maximises vision in the upper periphery, making it ideal for use when in the bike saddle. Oakley’s latest two-position Advancer nose bridge technology allows for maximised ventilation to eliminate the risk of lens fogging during peak exertion.
Rudy Project Tralyx
Professional cyclists demand gains made with the finest of margins. Rudy Project have taken the surgeons knife to conventional frames, leaving an aerodynamically-enhanced skeleton weighing in at a single ounce. The impact-resistant shield lens complements the Tralyx by providing high-speed protection and unbeatable clarity of vision.
Adidas Zonyk Aero Pro
After the success of the adidas Zonyk Pro, introducing it’s newest cousin, the Aero pro. Combining the style and comfort of the original Zonyk, but now available in a half rim style. A large shield lens, constructed from lightweight and impact resistant polycarbonate, protects the eyes from wind and debris.
Giro pulled out all the stops in their development of the Synthe – the ultimate all-rounder road cycling helmet design. Whether racing on flat terrain or climbing the Synthe excels in every capacity with the strength, light weight and comfort to outperform more specialised helmets by competitors.
Oakley ARO3 Helmet
The most punishing rides demand the most reliable equipment. Oakley designed the ARO3 to give road cyclists the edge with a fully ventilated design that not only protects but does so with comfort and style. Weighing in at just 295 grams yet brimming with premium technology, the ARO3 is optimised to eke out every last drop of performance.
Oakley ARO5 Helmet
In the frenzied pace of the sprint finish even the finest margins count. Oakley has designed the ARO5 to provide that winning edge – streamlined architecture with optimal aerodynamic flow to help you maintain the relentless charge to the finish line.
Oakley ARO7 Helmet
This one is likely to come out on the TT days… Inspired by the streamlined architecture of performance sports cars, Oakley have designed the ARO7 helmet to be the weapon of choice for time triallists and triathlon riders. With magnetically interchangeable visors providing unrivalled levels of clarity true to Oakley’s line of eyewear, you can command the course with razor sharp vision.
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