Lenses that can cope with all light and weather conditions give cyclists the edge in the gruelling Tour de France
How do they do it? Tour de France cyclists are going to spend the next three weeks in the saddle. It's a 3,600km marathon, and help get the most out of the riders is an array of specialist equipment.
Bright sunshine, dark clouds, distracting glare, fierce winds: elite cyclists face challenging weather conditions whilst competing. In the legendary Tour de France, riders cover up to 200km a day on a demanding route of stiff hills and cobbles, moving in and out of shade, from sunny to cloudy skies.
Team Garmin-Cervélo, with British rider David Millar, is competing in its fourth tour, and took its first-ever stage win at the weekend.
Helping them to success is their official eyewear partner Transitions. They have equipped the team with the most advanced adaptive lens technology, fitted into Oakley frames. It's a prescription lens which self-tints under UV light to transform into sunglasses.
Garmin-Cervélo team leader Christian Vande Velde, says, 'Choosing the right lenses for the day has been a major problem. Quality lenses are super helpful because they really enable you to relax and focus on the task and not be stressing about how your vision is impacted at all.'
David Millar adds, 'It's huge to have clear vision for your confidence when descending or negotiating a dicey pack of riders.'
Fancy a pair? Available at major opticians stores, Transitions x (RRP from £230, depending on the prescription) lenses mean you can wear your prescription lenses for sport without having to change your specs. Find your nearest stockist by visiting www.transitions.com.
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