Wetter/Ruhr (Germany) – June 3rd, 2019. The ABUS AirBreaker already earned the unique rainbow colors of the World Champion. Now the ABUS top model collected another milestone. Richard Carapaz won the Giro d'Italia. For the Movistar Team and its official helmet and security partner ABUS, this victory underlines the trusting and very successful partnership. After celebrating a prestigious victory at a cycling monument and stage-wins at all three Grand Tours, an ABUS helmet now secures the overall win of a Grand Tour for the first time.
With his solo victory on the demanding 14th stage, Carapaz took over the pink jersey of the overall leader and defended it until the end of the three-week tour. Thanks to an offensive race tactic and the support of the entire Movistar Team, the Ecuadorian steadily expanded his lead in the last week. For the 26-year-old, who has been fourth in the race last year, winning the Giro d'Italia is the biggest success of his career so far.
"We congratulate Richard Carapaz and the entire Movistar Team on this victory. After celebrating something unique with the World Championship title just a few months ago, this is yet another milestone in our partnership. The entire ABUS family is grateful that the AirBreaker -our top model- carries the world-famous Giro pink. With our performance helmets we established ABUS in the world class. Because the ABUS AirBreaker is exactly made for the challenges that the professionals face at the Giro every day."
"It's an incredible feeling to be in the history books as a winner of the Giro d'Italia. Many thanks to the whole team and our partners. Because in addition to good legs, it also needs top material, such as the ABUS helmets to win the Giro trophy. The AirBreaker did not only look good in pink during the last few days, I was always able to keep a cool head, especially in the mountains."
The professionals were closely involved in the development in order to meet the requirements of the world's best and to give the new products an uncompromising sporting character. At the top of the list are the successful aero helmet GameChanger, which caused a revolution with a completely re-defined aero concept, and the new flagship AirBreaker.
The ABUS AirBreaker
The ABUS AirBreaker is a road helmet that offers maximum ventilation with very good aerodynamics and very low weight. Due to its characteristics, it addresses ambitious cyclists and convinces on long distances as well as in high mountains, at top speed as well as in high heat. Outstanding ventilation, best aerodynamic data and a barely noticeable weight are features that allow the AirBreaker to meet effortlessly the highest demands of professional cycling. By winning the Giro d'Italia, this was impressively demonstrated by Richard Carapaz and the Movistar Team.