World's lightest helmet, Giro Prolight, unveiled on stage seven

Giro Prolight

At approximately 175g (size medium) the new Giro Prolight is set to gain the crown of the lightest road race helmet in the world. Making its official debut in this Friday's Tour stage from Barcelona to Andorre Arcalis, on top of the heads of riders from Astana, Rabobank and Garmin, the new featherlight helmet should be ideal for the first ‘proper’ mountain stage of the Tour.

Giro has used the Prolight name before: it was the name given to the first all-EPS foam adult helmet created by Giro founder, Jim Gentes back in 1986 and championed by Greg LeMond in subsequent years:

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