April 17, 2024

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Evenepoel no longer rides with helmet socks, as Roglic does: 'He's been banned as of April 1'

Evenepoel no longer rides with helmet socks, as Roglic does: 'He's been banned as of April 1'

A stunning row in the Tour of the Basque Country time trial: Remco Evenepoel left the helmet sock from his specialist sponsor in his wardrobe, Primoz Roglic did not. Won't the UCI ban the tool as of today April 1? Evenpoel: “That's what it said in an email to us, but it looks like they wrote something different on their website.”

The UCI applied the brakes during Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. The UCI will investigate the revolutionary Visma-Lease a Bike experimental helmets and at the same time has also issued a helmet sock ban from Specialized.

For the 2022 Tour, the US physical sponsor introduced a cloth piece to be integrated into the helmet for the first time.

The head sock will increase aerodynamics, and two teams collaborating with Specialized Soudal – Quick Step and Bora-Hansgrohe – have benefited from it.

Evenpoel had already criticized the UCI's intervention in Paris-Nice, but the world time trial champion complied with the regulations today. Although everyone was shocked when Roglic used the tool.

That the UCI website states it is banned as of April 2? The UCI sent us an email stating that it will be banned from April 1. I don't think they know it themselves.

Remco Evenepoel

“We weren't allowed to drive it,” Remco Evenepoel says of his team's stance. “Bora-Hansgrohe is the one who did it.”

“Does the UCI website say it is banned from April 2? The UCI sent us an email saying it will be banned from April 1. I don't think they know it themselves. We were already told in Paris – it's good that it will be the last time.”

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“It's special, yes. They're starting to think about all sorts of things. This morning, two hours before the start, they said the radios had to stay back again. I don't know what to do about it.” “.

“If they sent us this message, we would be blocked from April 1. They put it differently on their website. We didn't want to take the risk, but it didn't make a difference. But it's weird: they're doing something they want to do.”

Roglic laughs with a warm neck

And Primoz Roglic? What should I have said? “I don't think it will be allowed anymore as of tomorrow (April 2). But today my neck felt a little warm.”

“No, actually we won't see that anymore. What do I think? It's a good decision. Especially since I don't expect any more cold temperatures in the coming months.”

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