Giant-Alpecin to wear protective shorts at Tour de France

No one wants to fall off their bike, and for many even talk of “touching down” is taboo. However, being prepared is no bad thing….

Photo: © CorVos / Team Giant-Alpecin

(Image credit: Cor Vos)

In the Tour de France, crashing and the associated injuries are an unfortunate reality. Especially, in the first week's flat stages and on the cobbles of this year's stage four.

Team Giant-Alpecin, in collaboration with Royal DSM (a global life sciences and materials sciences company), have announced that the team will be wearing new protective shorts in the Tour de France.

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