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    Are helmet mandatory at all times this year?

    Something I noticed today in the hot alpine stage was all of the riders had their helmets on unlike years past where they would discard their brain-buckets as soon as they attacked the mountains.

    Was there a rule change this year?
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    yes

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    I thought they were still able to remove their helmets if it was a summit finish that exceeded a certain length (5km, I think). Was this rule changed?

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    I think that last year if a stage ended on a category climb, the riders were allowed to ditch the helmets for that last climb only. it appears that this rule has been changed. all helmets, all the time.

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    Helmets are not required (an error in judgement, IMHO) in one case:

    2. During competitions on the road, a rigid safety helmet shall be worn.

    Except where legal provisions determine otherwise, riders taking part in UCI ProTour
    events may, at their own risk, refrain from wearing a helmet during individual
    time trial races taking place entirely on a mountainous course. Every discussion
    regarding the qualification «entirely on a mountainous course» will be
    decided by the commissaires’ panel.


    Hasn't this question been posed, asked, and answered several times in this Forum already? By the same person?? ???

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