Rudy Project Australia, exclusive distributors of Italian-made endurance sports gear, are proud to support teams Bahrain-Merida and Lotto-Soudal with award-winning helmets and eyewear through the 2019 Tour de France. Cyclists battled the elements, the road, and each other through the first week of the race that saw grueling speeds and challenging cross-winds. Rudy Project provided the two teams with the Defender n this years Grand Tour, as well as top of the line helmets in exclusive colors for Team Bahrain-Merida. In total, Rudy Project teams brought home a two stage win’s and the climbers Jersey with Tim Wellens. Both Cycling teams are using Rudy Project Defender Cycling sunglasses
Going into this years Tour de France, Lotto-Soudal was hungry for stage wins. With the legendary Thomas De Gendt leading the charge, the team led surprise breakaway efforts and fought hard for the wins and no better example of this with his win on the 9th stage.
Tim Wellens – “Had I been told before the Tour de France that I’d be wearing a distinctive jersey at the time of the first rest, I would have signed up for it. It’s a very nice feeling. In the past I struggled when it was very hot, that’s why I went to Dubai to test some equipment, drinks and supplements. It helps me really. I hope to have the legs to go in breakaways in the Pyrenees and score more points.”