Plastics have fulfilled some very important roles within the race from the bikes and their components, through to the clothes, sunglasses and helmets worn by the riders. I suspect that cycling is one of very few sports which relies so heavily on this family of materials. What other sports use plastics so heavily? Please leave us a comment below with you thoughts.
|This Pinarello from the MoDiP collection has a carbon fibre frame and forks.|
Louise Dennis (Assistant Cuartor)