Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, reports that its Dyneema® technology was used in Team Sunweb’s protective cycling jerseys in the 2020 Tour de France, according to a report on www.etextilecommunications.com.
With its partners, Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear, DSM helped to deliver a jersey that, when combined with a protective baselayer, offers cyclists effective abrasion protection at speeds up to 60km/h, while also reducing the severity of open wounds at even higher speeds.
Professional cycling places its participants in considerable danger; in recent years, the Tour de France has averaged 1.5 crashes per stage, while crashes in one-day classics are even more frequent. Cycling jerseys can support riders by enabling protection for a large portion of the body, while allowing for moisture transport to the surface and offering low thermal resistance.
The new jersey offers better abrasion resistance without compromising the comfort or low weight that cyclists need.