This summer Kask is painting yellow stripes across 3328 of their lightweight, super vented Valegro road bike helmet, one each kilometer of the 2022 Tour de France. The Valegro isn’t a super new or super hi-tech lid. But it has been a popular choice for three Tour winners and those hottest July days. And this is one of the few special Tour de France edition products that you can ride year-round without someone asking why your helmet is covered in an odd mix of yellow, green & red polka dots…
Kask Valegro limited edition Tour de France helmet
The Kask Valegro actually debuted at the Tour de France five years ago, and was worn on the road to victory by three Sky riders: Chris Froome (2017), Geraint Thomas (2018) & Egan Bernal (2019).
In all that time, it’s still one of the lighter helmets out there, at a claimed 180g for a small.
And while it’s not as aero as the latest Protone Icon, Kask does say its aerodynamics were optimized in the wind tunnel to get the best possible cooling through its 37 vents while keeping drag to a minimum. But hot weather performance is definitely the Valegro’s strong suit.
Limited edition Kask Valegro Tour de France – Pricing & availability
Each helmet gets its own edition number corresponding to a kilometer in the 2022 Tour de France. Then you can do the sleuthing to see which stretch of French (or possibly Danish, Belgian, or Suisse) road that equates to?
There are 3328 Valegro Tour de France helmets being made and sold for $299 / 249€. So it’s not really an ultra-limited edition. But maybe the cooler part will be buying your helmet and finding where on the Tour it would be situated.