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History of Lazer Z1 at Le Tour de France.

31 May 2024

History of Z1 warrants a special Tour de France edition Z1 KinetiCore. 

January 10th, 2024 marks the launch of the new Z1 KinetiCore helmet. Serving as a replacement for the iconic original Z1. Now with Lazer’s built-in rotational-impact protection and more modern design elements. 

The original Z1 is quite familiar with Le Tour de France, taking its place on many riders heading for stage victory. But one stood out. Coincidentally the one who gave the helmet its name. When legendary sprinter André Greipel was presented with his new helmet he spoke in a thick German accent “Zis is zee one”. And thus, the Lazer Z1 was born. 

It’s been 10 years since the iconic Z1 helmet took to the stage at Tour de France and what a ride it’s been! Let’s look at some iconic moments we all lived through.

Greipel Sprints to victory on the Champs-Élysées in 2015 Tour de France in his national champion colors before Peter Sagan.  

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After recovering from a crash earlier in the day, losing his lead out riders and being a bad position with 300 meters to go, Andre Greipel put his head down and outkicked his rivals to win Stage 5 of the 2015 Tour de France. 

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So, it’s only evident that the new and improved Z1 KinetiCore makes its return to the Tour de France with this special edition helmet. The blue and yellow helmet design matches the Maillot Jaune kits available on the official Tour de France website and completes the full look. The special edition helmet keeps the same features as the Z1 KinetiCore.  

As well as Z1 KinetiCore, the lower-budget Tonic KinetiCore suitable for all types of riders now has a special Maillot Jaune edition. Perfect to complete the full maillot jaune branded kit.