Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Louder's little link to the sun's UV rays

The little red button BMC's Jeff Louder was sporting on his helmet at the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic in July wasn't just a fashion statement. The sensor was collecting UV data that was being sent to Germany for study as part of the battle against melanoma.

From the VeloNews.com report by Kathie Reid:
"Actually he was wearing an ultraviolet radiation dosimeter, AKA: a UV collection device. Made by Biosense in Germany, the device absorbs UV rays through a film that is sent back to the German lab for data analysis to quantify Louder's UV exposure at the race."
Read the Complete VeloNews.com article and check out more Cycling Action photos HERE.