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Vingegaard, the helmet for the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial recalls Star Wars – breaking latest news

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Vingegaard, the helmet for the Tirreno-Adriatico time trial recalls Star Wars – breaking latest news

by Marco Bonarrigo

Visma-Lease presents itself at the Tirreno-Adriatico with the new aerodynamic helmets of the Giro: Star Wars effect for Vingegaard and his companions

A few minutes of live television were enough for amazement, perplexity, irony and an avalanche of memes to erupt on sports (and non-sports) social media. happened on Monday lunchtime, when Jonas Vingegaard, winner of the last two Tours de France, a champion, showed up on the starting platform of the Camaiore time trial which inaugurated the 59 Tirreno-Adriatico, the most important short stage race on the world calendar. two-wheel planetarium. On Vingo’s head (and his teammates from the Dutch Visma-Lease team, the richest and strongest around) a yellow helmet the size of a watermelon crushed at the sides and on the back like the helmets worn in parodies of science fiction films Seventies.

Thanks to the visor with dark lenses as large as the windshield of a scooter, frankly an object that could not go unnoticed, a bit ridiculous, and which reminded many of the one worn by Darth-Vader/Vader in Star Wars.

Behind the helmet (it is produced by the American Giro which does not reveal the technological details) the usual innumerable studies in the wind tunnel, the struggle to respect the rules of the International Cycling Union which tries to put a stop to the oddities, which in the world of helmets abound, and obviously quite a bit of marketing. Cycling is truly a sport where only results count. And the results in a flat and very fast time trial like the one on Monday where aerodynamics plays an essential role show that, in the test won by the Spaniard Juan Ayuso, the Martian Vingegaard (9 at a good 22”) was the only one of the Vismas to place in the top ten while all his teammates arrived from 65th place onwards. Huston, we still have some problems.

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March 4, 2024 (modified March 4, 2024 | 5:47 pm)

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