A tale of helmet tails

  • By Caley Fretz
  • Published Jul. 18, 2013
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Specialized sponsors Saxo-Tinkoff, Omega Pharm-Quick Step, and Astana in this year's Tour. All were wearing the company's McLaren time trial helmet, except world champion Tony Martin, who rides the older TT2. According to Specialized, the McLaren is designed to increase aerodynamic "€œrobustness,"€ or the variety of positions and wind angles in which it retains its low drag figures. So it works better, more of the time. Photo: Caley Fretz |

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