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Étape 13 with Team UAE

A day in the Tour, powered by MET helmets

Story by Soigneur August 1st, 2017

Founded on the shores of Lake Como in 1987 by Lucianna Sala and Massimo Gaiatto, the MET factory sits in the heart of the Italian Alps in Talamona. The company prides itself on designing and manufacturing the helmets on site, enabling quick innovation and development whilst staying true to their Italian roots.

This year MET announced a partnership with WorldTour squad UAE Team Emirates. Managed by former campionissimo Giuseppe Saronni, and with a greater part of the riders hailing from the Italian peninsula, MET helmets adds yet another ingredient of Italian DNA to the team.

For the 104th edition of the Tour de France, MET outfitted team UAE with their latest model: the Trenta 3K Carbon, thus denominated to celebrate the company's 30th year in business (Trenta meaning thirty).

For Soigneur, photographer Ian S. Walton spent stage 13 of the Tour with team UAE to personally experience the dynamics within La Grande Boucle and the part that MET plays in this great spectacle.

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Footnote: Photography by Ian. S Walton // @themusette_cc
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