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    Default Hes just a farmers son from Belgium

    Yves Lampaert won todays Stage 1 short 13.2 km tt averaging 51.8 kmh.



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    I did not know about the face sock.

    https://cyclingtips.com/2022/07/plea...ial-face-sock/
    I would like to thank Yves Lampaert, first and foremost, for winning the opening time trial of this Tour de France with his face fully visible, sans l’abomination that is the new Specialized face sock/snood time trial helmet. For your services to class and aesthetics in the face of the incessant pull of marginal gains, cycling fans of the world salute you.

    To the snooded Specialized-sponsored riders, I’m sorry this happened to you.

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    The linked article is hilarious.
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    Syd Nolan got this one sorted years ago in Aus.

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    No matter the tech, people are at the limit of speed. This TT isn’t particularly fast, for a TDF time trial.

    Funny, eh?

    And, the goofy visors on TT helmets are life savers.

    ETA: my retired TT/Tri helmet…
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    Default Re: Hes just a farmers son from Belgium

    Rob, can that visor's position be changed on the move?
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Rob, that helmet makes your hand look big.

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    The helmet looks like it would cook your brain. Mr. Rob's and the new ones.
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    The craziest part about that old Giro is how cool it actually is! It has a bunch of tiny vents close to the scalp. The visor is connected by three magnets, and is made by Zeiss, so the optical quality is superb.

    The best feature of the connected visor is that the air does not flow direct into your eyes when you are in the aero bars and looking ahead. I had a horrible problem for years with air passing OVER the top of my sunglasses and into my eyes. Pedaling 28-30mph is hard enough without having your eyes blasted. And, it’s something unique about the TT/Triathlon position that exacerbated the air over the lenses thing. I had a major eyewear sponsorship at the time, too, so I could get glasses, but none filled the gap like this visor did.

    I also had a more “pointy” helmet like the OP, and it had a fixed visor and very few vents. It was only appropriate for short events like these TTs, because it was HOT!

    My first Ironman bike had round tubes, and the second one had teardrop shaped tubes. The last Ironman bike I owned had tubes like a NACA foil, and had the rear ends cut off so there was a short square edge, rather than coming to a point. It was a long, strange trip riding lonely centuries with change… the last 12 miles were always the worst, because that’s when you start remembering the damned marathon.

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    ETA: a picture showing the eyeglass/air gap problem. Which would be happening if I weren’t sitting up to smile at the camera. This is the “teardrop” tubed frame.

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    Default Re: Hes just a farmers son from Belgium

    Just a farmers son? WTF?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7wPa1Hl5ZA

    10 minute animation explaining the TdF.

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