Updated on 2022-06-29 15:22:46
For the 2022 Tour de France, the ARKEA SAMSIC team will wear 2 EKOI helmets with a specific design, the Breton Ermine. Would you like to know why the Ermine is the emblem of Brittany?
In 1202, the Duchess of Brittany Alix married the Duke Pierre de Dreux. At the time, only the eldest of the children could keep the family crest, the other children had to 'break the arms', ie add a break, a distinctive sign. Pierre de Dreux had added a break of ermine flecks to the family coat of arms. This is how the ermine made its appearance in Brittany. The ermine is to the Duke of Brittany what the lily is to the King of France, two symbols of purity.