2022 Tour de France Helmets Guide

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One of the most visible pieces of gear the Tour de France riders use is the helmet, besides their bikes and sunglasses. Many brands are known to release new models just in time for the Tour de France to gain maximum publicity. After all, the Tour de France is the pinnacle cycling race of the year.

When it comes to helmets, the teams are provided with three designs;

  • Aero helmets for maximizing aerodynamic gains and speeds. These are typically used on flat and sprint finish stages. They have minimal air vents to allow the air to flow smoothly through the helmet surface.
  • Lightweight helmets are all about weight and breathability. They are preferred for hilly and mountainous stages where each gram matters. These helmets have up to 20 air vents to achieve maximum ventilation to cool down the riders.
  • Time trial (TT) helmets are only used during time trials. Many models have just a handful of air vents (if any) as the helmet design is for maximizing aerodynamics.

The helmet models worn are the brand’s top-of-the-line models and/or latest offerings. Depending on the brands and models, they can cost anywhere from $200 to $400.

In 2022, there are 16 bike helmet brands present at the Tour de France.

Ekoi and Specialized helmets are worn by three teams each, followed by Abus and HJC with two teams. The only notable helmet brand absent is Bell.

TeamHelmet brandAero helmetLightweight helmetTT helmet
AG2R Citroen TeamHJCFurion 2.0Ibex 2.0Adwatt 1.5
Alpecin-FenixAbusGamechangerAirbreakerGamechanger TT
Astana-QazaqstanLimarAir SpeedAir ProAir King
B&B Hotels – KTMBolleFuro
Bahrain VictoriousRudy ProjectNytronSpectrumThe Wing
Bora-HansgroheSpecializedS-Works EvadeS-Works Prevail 2 VentS-Works TT
CofidisEkoiAero14Corsa LightChrono
EF Education-EasyPostPOCVentralVentral AirTempor
Groupama-FDJGiroEclipse SphericalAether SphericalAerohead
Ineos GrenadiersKaskWasabiProtone IconBambino Pro
Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert MateriauxForceOrcaNeoSprinter
Israel-Premier TechHJCFurion 2.0Ibex 2.0Adwatt 1.5
Jumbo-VismaLazerBullet 2.0GenesisVolante
Lotto-SoudalEkoiAero14Corsa LightChrono
Movistar TeamAbusGamechangerAirbreakerGamechanger TT
QuickStep Alpha Vinyl TeamSpecializedS-Works EvadeS-Works Prevail 2 VentS-Works TT
Team Arkea-SamsicEkoiAero14Corsa LightChrono
Team BikeExchange-JaycoGiantPursuitRev ProRivet TT
Team DSMScottCadence PlusCentric PlusSplit Plus
Total EnergiesSpecializedS-Works EvadeS-Works Prevail 2 VentS-Works TT
Trek-SegafredoBontragerXXXVelocisGiro Aerohead
UAE Team EmiratesMETMantaTrenta 3KCodatronca
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