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POC introduces the Ventral Air helmet at Tour Down Under

Published January 14, 2019

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — POC's new Ventral Air helmet will be raced for the first time by riders from EF Education First at the Tour Down Under, beginning Tuesday. It will be available to consumers at www.pocsports.com and retailers later this spring.

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"With every helmet we design, POC's objective is to always use science, mixed with our commitment to innovation and Swedish heritage, to maximize a rider's safety and performance," said Jonas Sjögren, POC's CEO. "Ventral Air is the latest result of our approach; it's incredibly safe, lightweight and ventilated. It's perfect for long climbs on hot days."

Influenced by POC's Octal and Ventral helmets, Ventral Air features precise ventilation ports and internal channels that the company said will enhance ventilation at high and low speeds.

The helmet weighs 230 grams and features a fully wrapped uni-body shell construction and an EPS liner optimized for balance between weight and safety. The helmet also features POC's patent pending silicone pad system, SPIN (Shearing Pad INside).

Ventral Air was developed with input and testing from the riders of EF Education First. POC has been the helmet and eyewear sponsor of the World Tour team since 2014.

"Success in professional racing is built on performance and the Ventral Air, which is built on the evidence of POC's tried and tested Octal and Ventral, is another performance leap forward for our team's riders," said Jonathan Vaughters, EF Education First CEO. "The hot days and mountain stages of next week's Tour Down Under will be the ideal proving ground for Ventral Air."

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