Vanderkitten’s Maura Kinsella reports on her discovery of some secret special properties about KASK’s time trial helmet, the Crono, on her hilarious blog. Kinsella writes: “Some may call it an unfair advantage, but I call it innovative. Plus it’s UCI-legal.” What could she be referring to?
A tough category with a number of contenders. Let’s take a look. OmegaPharma-Lotto ended the year as the UCI’s number one ranked team, largely due to the achievements of Gilbert. Garmin-Cervelo had a superb Tour de France and punched well above their weight. A largely disappointing Classics campaign was salvaged by Johan Van Summeren who took a solo win at Paris-Roubaix. HTC-Highroad continued their trend of winning races by the bucket-load – a whopping 56 in all! In Mark Cavendish and Tony Martin the disbanding squad came away from the World Championships in September with both rainbow jerseys – a bitter sweet exit from the sport. Team Sky made a sound case after a vastly improved second season in the pro peloton. The team looked a more cohesive unit and the wins began to flow in big races. Overall victory at the Criterium du Dauphine courtesy of Bradley Wiggins, not to mention second and third at the Vuelta (Wiggins and Froome) saw the team step up to the plate in stage races. Comfortable winners of the year-end CQ Rankings, it is hard to look past the British squad for their 2011 achievements.
Team Exergy representing Kask Helmets at Speed Week!
Downtown Walterboro Criterium.
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KASK Helmets is set to make a colorful impact on the the 2012 NRC Season with Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling. KASK America is the North American branch of Kask S.r.l., an Italian company that specializes in developing, designing, and manufacturing of safety helmets of the highest quality. In every field of application KASK helmets are at the forefront, be it cycling, downhill skiing, ski touring, mountaineering, climbing, rescue or work safety. Safety Equipment market -leader KASK, will add to its sponsorship of UCI Pro Team SKY Pro Cycling and UCI Continental Team Exergy by partnering with the Berkeley, California based Vanderkitten-Focus.
Vanderkitten-Focus athletes, including New Zealand U23 Champion Emily Collins, rising US talent Maura Kinsella and pixie sprinter Starla Teddergreen will exclusively wear KASK helmets, including the “Vertigo”, “K-10 Dieci” and new for 2012 “Mojito” in KASK’s attractive colors with limited edition schemes designed by Vanderkitten. In Time Trials the riders will benefit from the K-31 Chrono.
“Kask America was looking for an established high visibility forward thinking women’s cycling team to add to our sponsorship program. When the opportunity to work with Jono Coulter, Dave Verrecchia and Team Vanderkitten-Focus was presented to us we felt that this team fit exactly what we were looking for.” says Kask America Sales Manager, Marc Katz “we are excited to be able to offer Vanderkitten-Focus our full range of customized helmets protecting the team with safety and style.”
KASK’s perfectly ergonomic helmets, produced entirely in Italy, were developed to fit the needs of world’s top athletes, and therefore ensure the wearer unparalleled comfort even in the most rigorous circumstances.“Vanderkitten Athletics is delighted to be working in conjunction with KASK America. Not only does KASK represent the finest Italian quality and craftsmanship, but the helmets are sleek, functional and conform to the highest safety standards” says Vanderkitten-Focus director, Jono Coulter “Plus Vanderkitten creator Dave Verrecchia jumped at the chance to add Ophelia Vanderkitten to the brilliant colour schemes featured in the KASK range”.
KASK helmets with Limited Edition Vanderkitten designs will be available exclusively on the www.kaskhelmets.com and www.vanderkitten.com websites early in 2012.
All KASK products are 100% made in Italy and passed through the most rigorous safety and quality tests of the KASK’s distinctive CSD Project – Comfort-Safety-Design. All KASK’s exclusive designs and product features implemented in the helmet collections are absolutely innovative, proprietary and protected by numerous patents.