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    Body Armour

    Do many riders wear body armour in the tdf? I stumbled across this http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/PO...st/5360042693/
    which seems like it would still be aero enough and add some nice protection in a fall. Super expensive though!

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    POC is a swedish company which as far as I knew only made products for skiing/snowboarding. I know a lot of guys that SKI race with that spine protector on. It would'nt seem to me it would do much good in your average cycling crash... broken collarbone, road rash, the usual minor crash injuries. could be aerodynamic for a TT, who knows
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    Downhill (bike and ski) racing. POC makes some cool stuff.

    http://www.sicklines.com/gallery/sho...php/photo/9381
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    I'm pretty sure that's not UCI legal, but I could be mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseJarj View Post
    Do many riders wear body armour in the tdf? I stumbled across this http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/POC_Spine_VPD_Protection_Vest/5360042693/
    which seems like it would still be aero enough and add some nice protection in a fall. Super expensive though! :m ad:
    if you mean none when you write many, then the answer is yes.

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    if you mean over the tdf when you write in, then the answer is yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    if you mean over the tdf when you write in, then the answer is yes.
    That was amazing! When did this happen?

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    Do many riders strap extra weights to their bodies when they ride the TDF?

    Nope... and body armor weighs something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinrobot View Post
    Do many riders strap extra weights to their bodies when they ride the TDF?

    Nope... and body armor weighs something...
    most didn't use helmets until they were forced to .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseJarj View Post
    That was amazing! When did this happen?
    I think last year, I remember seeing it on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseJarj View Post
    That was amazing! When did this happen?
    it was several years ago.

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