The oldest and most prestigious cycling race in the world will take riders on a journey of 3,500 kilometres. They will struggle up mountains, battle on the flat, tackle the hills and compete in a time-trial stage. Each and every rider looking to wear that coveted yellow jersey.
Have you noticed, aside from the lycra and the helmets, that these professional cyclists are always wearing sunglasses? They are one of the key items that a cyclist will have in their kit. They are great protection from flying stones and insects, the sun's UV rays, rain or anything they may be thrown at you from a bike in front.
When looking for sunglasses for cycling, there are some key things to keep in mind:
-First and foremost look for high UV protection. You don't want to suffer from the likes of cataracts or keratitis which are caused by UV radiation.
-Lens color to suit the weather conditions. There are several brands that come with interchangeable lenses to suit the changing light conditions. You might even want to try polarized lenses to reduce the glare in really sunny conditions.
-Frames & dash; look for something light and wrap around with tough hinges.
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There are plenty of great shades out there, so make sure you pick a pair that 's right for you and get cycling! To get the latest news for the Tour de France visit https://www.letour.com/le-tour/2014/us.