Even though it is true that Astana’s push to Vincenzo Nibali has forced the Team Sky to envy, but they have also been successful at achieving gains from the poor form of GC participators. Alberto Contador has lost not just Tinkoff Saxo’s team member, Ivan Basso, but also his close friend in his fight against testicular cancer. Not mentioning Teejay van Garderen’s pull out due to his severe injuries. Contrary to this, Vincenzo Nibali was able to resist the poor form that has badly affected other grand tour winners. Also, Chris Froome was left over with clear margin in competition of Nairo Quintana at the Tour de France. Ideal conditions were not at all achieved this year as depicted by so many crashes compared to the last time’s competition. This has forced the riders to acquire more safety precautions before getting on the track.
The dominant French brand of 1980’s, Bolle, was forced to come out of extended period of inactivity and anonymity with their recent release of the one of most stylish set of sunglasses. This new sunglass, 6th sense, is a masterpiece of innovation and technology, and goes by mere price of $600. These sunglasses are designed solely to fit the riders with their grip, protection and not mentioning, corrective therapy. They allow the riders to focus more upon their game and prevent the effects of debris, insects and of course dirt from getting into vision. Even if the environmental conditions are not favourable, like that during wind and rain, they allow the rider to focus solely upon the track and remove unneeded distraction.
In their race towards glory, all cyclists in these top notch competition are subjected to finest margins possible. Weather, motivation and form are some of the most common deciding factors during the race. If all of them are fixed, then the details of the race come into play and may become as high as deciding the victorious party during the game. Sunglasses are not just means to provide the cyclist with additional layer of protection and style. In recent years, some teams have gone as far as buying the data chips and cameras fitted into the sunglasses to understand the performance and shortcomings of cyclists. This is still not allowed on Tour de France, but it may become a standard on the Grand Tour soon. If they become so, which they will, they will need to be tackled by some equivalent competitor. 6th Sense sunglasses by Bolle make sure that they don’t become source of focus loss and have photochromic lens built into them for displaying crystal clear display to the cyclist.
Bolle is not the only player in the market of sports sunglasses, but also Radarlock Path by Oakley and Pivlocks by Smith are also competitors in the market share. Even though they seem to be much more expensive in the start, but they soon break even the price of lens prescription per year. They improve overall vision accuracy with peripheral correction and provide better grip during the ride. Apart from their usability, these glasses have been successful in capturing their place as stylish statements. They may become the alternative for sunglasses, but also provide improvements in vision.
For normal lens donning people, they might be a bit more than vision correction stylish product, but they will be the partners of almost all members at Tour de France for obvious reasons. People who are not in cycling might not think them of as crucial items, but still, they will be a worth shot in routine tasks before they those technological improvements within them.