The UCI is banning time trial helmet optimisations - one day after Giro lid broke cover

The 'head sock' is out, with more helmets to be reviewed - whilst hookless rim investigation is still ongoing

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Cycling's governing body, the UCI, is to carry out a review into its helmet regulations in light of some extreme examples worn by teams.

In a press release on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson also revealed that the "head sock" which accompanies Specialized's TT5 helmet is to be banned from 2 April.

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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.