Giro hits back at UCI in helmet row, as expert says manufacturers could look at 'legal options'

Giro and Specialized both respond to UCI review

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Giro, the helmet manufacturer, has insisted it "plays by the rules" after the UCI announced a review into time trial helmets, a move seemingly triggered by the launch of the new Giro Aerohead II.

In a post on Instagram on Wednesday evening, Giro revealed that the UCI had authorised the prototype of the Aerohead II to be used in racing in 2024, in October 2023. Crucially, the letter says: "The authorisation is thus provisional and may be amended or withdrawn at any time."

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.