Kask has released its brand new Kask Valegro helmet, which it says Team Sky will wear on the hottest and the hardest stages of the 2017 Tour de France.
Kask says that the key technology used here is its “cutting-edge” ventilation system, as well as its super lightweight compact design.
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Ventilation was key to the design, Kask say, and the new helmet comes with a whopping 36 vents. Supposedly, this results in a “head-to-pad contact patch which is 70% smaller than some conventional helmet designs”.
Team Sky riders training with the new Kask Valegro ahead of the 2017 Tour de France. Of course swapping these lids for Kask’s dedicated aero versions for the race.
Supposedly, the Kask Valegro was developed thanks to feedback that the rider’s gave on the Kask Infinity aero road helmet and the time-trial Bambino Pro helmet.
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It also claims that the use of advanced materials, as well as brand new moulding techniques has allowed the weight to be significantly dropped. We’re yet to hear what it weighs but with 36 vents it should be a featherweight.
Team Sky still has access to Kask’s suite of helmets, depending on which best suits the stage we’d expect to see the Valegro employed when riding in the mountains of this year’s race.
Kask’s manager Ylenia Battistello says that “We have a great relationship with Team Sky and together we have developed a new helmet that delivers the optimum blend of high performance, comfort and rider throughout a race as tough as a Grand Tour”.