Movistar uses a cutting edge Endura skinsuit, with a transparent number pocket, to gain an aero advantage at the Tour de San Luis Movistar skinsuit In 2015 we saw a couple of WorldTour teams using skinsuits with integrated transparent number pockets – Lotto Jumbo NL in the Tour de France and then Movistar in the Vuelta .
Some may have thought this was a short term fad, but with Movistar wearing its new top of the range skinsuit – with the number pockets – in the Tour de San Luis team time trial it looks like they are here to stay. Skinsuits
The practicalities of getting kit to the Tour de San Luis resulted in teams using a wide variety of kit. This included road bikes with/without bolt-on bars and helmets ranging from long tailed time trial helmets to standard road helmets which favour ventilation over aerodynamics.
Transporting skinsuits was obviously far easier than time trial bikes etc. As a result, despite not having the most aerodynamic bikes or helmets, all the teams wore skinsuits to help the riders slice through the air.
However, Quintana and co were the only ones to use the innovative transparent pockets – which may have helped […]