The UCI is banning time trial helmet optimisations – one day after Giro lid broke cover

March 5, 2024

Cycling’s governing body, the UCI, is to carry out a review into its helmet regulations in light of some extreme examples worn by teams.

The “head sock” which accompanies Specialized’s TT5 helmet is to be banned from 2 April.

The TT5 was subject to a review by the UCI, which concluded that the head sock was a “non-essential” component, and thus would be banned from April. It has been in use since the 2022 Tour de France. Cycling Weekly