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Matteo Jorgenson in the new Giro helmet
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Forget Paris-Nice, forget Tirreno-Adriatico, forget Strade Bianche. Only one thing happened this week of note, really, and that was Visma-Lease a Bike debuting their new Giro helmets, and the furore that followed it.

The first inkling came on social media on Monday morning, as the Giro Aerohead II was unveiled for Tirreno's stage one time trial, and it hasn't really stopped all week. The launch was quickly followed by a shot across Giro's bows from the UCI, who announced that they were going to review all time trial helmets, because in their opinion everything was getting too out there.

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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.