Look for this new eyewear on the faces of Drapac Pro Cycling riders at the Tour Down Under.

Look for this new eyewear on the faces of Drapac Pro Cycling riders at the Tour Down Under (click to enlarge).​

Italian helmet maker Kask is looking to brighten its future with a new line of shades. Following a lengthy design and development period, the company is set to release its first pair of sunglasses at Australia's upcoming Tour Down Under WorldTour race. Look for the new eyewear on the faces of Drapac Pro Cycling riders.

Outside of these photos, additional details on the new sunglasses are sparse, but Kask says the first incarnation will be available in two designs starting this coming summer.

The new shades are designed to work best in conjunction with Kask helmets.

The new shades are designed to work best in conjunction with Kask helmets (click to enlarge).​

Marked by many teams as the curtain opener to the season, the six-day Tour Down Under, January 19-24, offers the perfect opportunity for pro teams to test and showcase new equipment and new riders as the pro peloton stretches its legs ahead of the long season to come.

In what's likely to be the full glare of the Adelaide sun, the Drapac riders will wear the new Kask sunglasses, which are designed to work best in conjunction with their Kask helmets. We'll keep our eyes out for more details.