Giant-Alpecin’s crash protection now extends to its jerseys

Giant-Alpecin team offered improved protection from road rash in a crash by its jerseys and bibshorts

Degenkolb and Dumoulin prepare to do battle in their protective kit. Photo: Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

At last year’s Tour de France, Giant-Alpecin wore bibshorts with increase protection from road rash in the event of a crash, which was provided by the incorporation of panels of Dyneema reinforced fabric.

Well, this year they’re back with an improved design to the fabric in the bibshorts, which Dyneema says will increase protection by around 50%. Giant-Alpecin says that this has been accomplished without sacrificing comfort or performance. There’s a video of the new kit here.

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