Wanlock Dod wrote:Personally I don’t have any objection to helmets for professional bike racing, I suspect that it results in more exciting viewing for the TV audience. If racers are more comfortable taking risks whilst wearing helmets then anybody who doesn’t wear one is at a potential disadvantage, at least in some situations. There is a clear incentive to wear helmets once they become relatively common amongst those racing.
Was competition racing (let's keep it at competition as this affects both pro and amateur racing) less exciting when they didn't wear one? Do you think pros would take more care if they weren't wearing them, do you think Froome would have done what he did without a helmet - something he actually used to do in his early sky days when training with Thomas, I bet he wouldn't (though still up for debate if the incident actually happened) So exchanging a bit more "excitement" for more injuries and career ending ones at that, maybe death, seems a legit swap!:?