New Helmets for ARKEA SAMSIC team

Helmet EKOI AR14 & EKOI GARA

New Helmets for ARKEA SAMSIC team
Published on 2022-06-29 15:20:14
Updated on 2022-06-29 15:22:46

For the 2022 Tour de France, the ARKEA SAMSIC team will wear 2 EKOI helmets with a specific design, the Breton Ermine. Would you like to know why the Ermine is the emblem of Brittany?

In 1202, the Duchess of Brittany Alix married the Duke Pierre de Dreux. At the time, only the eldest of the children could keep the family crest, the other children had to 'break the arms', ie add a break, a distinctive sign. Pierre de Dreux had added a break of ermine flecks to the family coat of arms. This is how the ermine made its appearance in Brittany. The ermine is to the Duke of Brittany what the lily is to the King of France, two symbols of purity.

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Guillaume Martin wins the Tour de l'Ain

with Ekoï Gara helmet and Ekoï Premium 70 glasses

At the start of this 2nd stage of the 34th edition of the Tour de l'Ain, 142.5 km were on the program. 4 difficulties were listed including 2 passage up the Col de Portes and a finish after a final descent to Lagnieu. The Cofidis team had already worked the day before during the sprint to protect Guillaume Martin, allowing him to arrive in the peloton and thus not lose time on the favorites. A revenge on bad luck It was a small breakaway that formed early in the stage. It was quickly controlled so that the favorites could play for victory and the overall classification. At the briefing, the plan was precise : Start riding and displaying their ambitions on the 3rd climb of the day, the Côte de Seillonnaz to put Guillaume Martin in orbit. Around him, Ruben Fernandez, François Bidard and then Rémy Rochas (victim of a fall without gravity during the 1st stage) did not count their efforts to support their leader. In the last kilometer, Guillaume Martin produced his effort in turn. His acceleration is decisive: the Norman can raise his arms, finally, as an illustration of the collective strength of the team. Everyone knows that the taste of victory is rare in cycling, making victory even more beautiful. Guillaume Martin had not won since the Mercan'Tour Classic last year, and now has 8 professional successes to his credit. This moment of joy is also a revenge on bad luck, a few weeks after his hasty departure from the Tour de France due to a positive test for Covid-19. Now, the team will work hard, again, to defend its leader's jersey and give Cofidis another stage race victory this season. They said Guillaume Martin: "I'm obviously very happy to have been able to...

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