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Team INEOS pair stand on top two spots of the podium in Paris, with Egan Bernal claiming an historic victory
KASK is delighted to celebrate the first Grand Tour victory of Team INEOS’ Egan Bernal, winner of the 2019 Tour de France, as well as the second place finish of team-mate and defending champion, Geraint Thomas, with a limited edition run of Tour Yellow Utopia, Valegro and Protone helmets.
Team INEOS has used KASK helmets since its inception as Team Sky in 2010, and the Italian helmet manufacturer has now supported the team to seven Tour de France victories with four different riders.
The 2019 Tour de France is one that will live long in the memory, with twists and turns accompanied the drama of a challenging course, extreme weather conditions and the emergence of a new Grand Tour-winning star for Team INEOS. With the 2019 victory, Bernal has become the youngest Tour de France winner in over a century, as well as the first Colombian to stand on top of the podium wearing the yellow jersey in Paris.
Along the journey to Paris, Team INEOS had at its disposal KASK’s range of high performance helmets, including the aerodynamic Utopia, lightweight Valegro the all-round Protone. At the Tour, all the riders can choose the model that suits them best for each stage, according to its characteristics, the weather and the rider's role, as well as individual preference.
With record temperatures hitting Europe during the final week of the Tour as the riders transitioned from the Pyrenees to the Alps, and in the mountains themselves where airflow is critical, Valegro and Protone’s leading cooling performance took precedence for the riders. For the flat stages where aerodynamics were more important, Utopia was chosen, reflecting KASK’s philosophy of designing and manufacturing helmets that are tailored for the demands of the ride.
All three limited edition Tour Yellow helmets are being made available to distributors to buy, and will be available for the public to buy later in the year from KASK stockists.
The profile of Valegro's polycarbonate shell has been tested and refined by KASK’s engineers in conjunction with a wind-tunnel to get the best results in thermo-cooling performance. The Valegro offers superb ventilation and an impressive weight of just 180g. This design offers maximum cooling through 37 ventilation holes with new breathable and quick-dry padding. Alongside this cutting edge technology, the chin pad with eco-leather strap contributes to a helmet that’s comfortable to wear all day, every day.
The Valegro has been developed and tested in cooperation with Team SKY, Valegro is designed to offer the best comfort ventilation when climbing or riding in hot conditions.
- Weight: 180g (small)
- 3D Dry padding for a neat, comfortable on-bike experience
- Octo fit rubberised micro dial adjuster secures fit easily and allows on the bike adjustability
- Eco leather chinstrap offers a plush and comfortable fit
- In-Moulding technology assures a far better level of shock absorption
- Antistatic structure reduces helmet hair
- Anti-bacterial padding
- Highly breathable with fast wicking internal lining and 36 air vents
- Head to pad contact reduced by 70%
- Helmet bag included
- CE EN 1078