Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.
By Lennard Zinn
I went around and looked at all of the bikes being ridden in the Tour to see how many riders are using saddles specifically designed to address the issue of male impotency. There is one team in which all of the riders do so. That, of course, would be Festina, which is sponsored by Specialized. All Festina riders use Body Geometry saddles with a deep split in the back and a groove down the middle.
Otherwise, I only found two other riders using split saddles. Cardenas of Kelme and Christophe Capelle of BigMat-Auber 93 are using Selle Italia Flite TransAm saddles, which have a slot through the center.