Gallery: Bizarre helmets and slick roads in the Tour’s TT opener

by Matt de Neef

photography by Gruber Images and Kramon

The opening stage of the 2022 Tour de France had a bit of everything. Big crowds, treacherous conditions, the GC favourites duking it out, a surprise winner, crashes, and some very questionable equipment choices.

There’s been plenty of talk already about Specialized’s new time trial helmet and its attached “head sock”, and there’ll be plenty more to come. But the Specialized-sponsored teams weren’t the only ones with helmets that got people talking – Ineos, too, was rocking some interesting headgear.

The gallery below features images from the Grubers – Ashley and Jered – and Kristof Ramon that drop you into the thick of the action in Copenhagen. Stay posted for further galleries from the 2022 Tour de France.

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