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Nose Plugs

RowCycleRowCycle Posts: 367
edited July 2012 in Pro race

Watching le tour de france prologue today I saw Cadel Evans warming up with bits of cotton wool up his nose. I also saw Chris Froome racing with them, although twitter says he just forgot to take them out for the race.

What are they used for?



  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,305
    They're soaked in olbas oil or Vicks or something like that to open up the nasal passages to ensure good air flow.
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  • RowCycleRowCycle Posts: 367
    Thanks, that's makes sense
  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,708
    I think they take inspiration from this:

    My Men 2020 - Mark Cavendish, Ben Swift, Fernando Gaviria, Alejandro Valverde, Edvald Boassen Hagen, Zdenek Stybar, Vincenzo Nibali, Geraint Thomas.
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    I think they take inspiration from this:


    waaah... did he have an "accident" on himself ? :lol::lol::lol::lol:
  • esafosfinaesafosfina Posts: 131
    Froome... jesus-wept... all you had to do was 'snort' and the things would have gone flying! Kinda defeats the purpose of opening up ones 'airways' if only to block them with cotton-wool!

    Mind you... didn't seem to slow him down any!
  • thamacdaddythamacdaddy Posts: 590
    It's alright he might not do it again: ... 49/photo/1
    I guess I had this one coming .... @EiselBernhard ‪#takingthepiss‬

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