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New Giro Synthe with MIPS spotted

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MIPS is a semi-movable layer inside the helmet that proponents say can reduce the severity of brain injury in the event of a crash

MIPS is a semi-movable layer inside the helmet that proponents say can reduce the severity of brain injury in the event of a crash (Image credit: Jason Sumner)
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Tour de France yellow jersey Rohan Dennis of BMC started stage two in a new Giro Synthe with MIPS

Tour de France yellow jersey Rohan Dennis of BMC started stage two in a new Giro Synthe with MIPS (Image credit: Jason Sumner)
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All three Giro-sponsored teams at the Tour de France were wearing the new MIPS helmet Sunday

All three Giro-sponsored teams at the Tour de France were wearing the new MIPS helmet Sunday (Image credit: Jason Sumner)
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MIPS helmets are recognizable by the little yellow sticker at the back left of the helmet

MIPS helmets are recognizable by the little yellow sticker at the back left of the helmet (Image credit: Jason Sumner)
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Giro is not commenting on the new helmet, but it appears structurally the same as the current Synthe

Giro is not commenting on the new helmet, but it appears structurally the same as the current Synthe (Image credit: Jason Sumner)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Tour de France yellow jersey Rohan Dennis of BMC started stage 2 in Utrecht, Holland in a new Giro Synthe with MIPS, which is a movable layer inside the helmet that proponents say can reduce brain injury. Giro does not have a Synthe with MIPS in its current line, and isn't yet commenting about this helmet.

Giro sponsors three teams in the Tour de France — BMC, Katusha and IAM Cycling — and members of each team were wearing the new helmet with the telltale little yellow MIPS sticker on stage two.

Scott, Lazer and POC also have helmets with MIPS liners, as does Bell, sister company to Giro.