Cyclists competing in the Tour de France can achieve speeds upwards of 60 mph. Skids and crashes at these speeds can cause severe abrasions to cyclists, even preventing them from completing the race.
DSM worked in partnership with Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear to develop a jersey that offers cyclists protection from abrasions at speeds up to 60 mph and reduces the severity of open wounds at even higher speeds.
Beyond offering protection, cycling jerseys also need to allow for moisture transport to the surface at a lightweight that doesn’t slow the cyclist down and keeps the rider comfortable. When combined with a protective baselayer, the jersey developed by DSM, Team Sunweb and Craft Sportswear using DSM’s bio-based Dyneema high-performance fibers, offers all these benefits while protecting the cyclists at these top speeds.