In order to make future cycle races even safer, BOPLAN® developed and introduced the Race Pillar in spring 2022. This new product, made of polymer, is placed around small road furniture in order to extend its length. In this way, bollards and traffic signs become more visible to a cycling pack. In addition, the accompanying arrows provide an extra signalling function and indicate the direction to the cyclists.

The BOPLAN® RACE PILLAR is a specially designed safety solution to extend the length of smaller traffic furniture. With a height of 1m80 and its striking yellow colour, the pillars ensure that bollards, traffic signs etc. are noticed more quickly by the riders. In addition, the arrows provide extra signalling and guide the riders in the right direction.

The RACE PILLAR is easy to handle and requires little effort to install. Thanks to its adapted design, the pillar can easily be placed in front of the obstacle and then fixed in place with tiewraps. Due to its double sticker design, a Pillar can be placed on both sides of the road by simply turning it around.


  • made entirely of impact-absorbing plastic
  • yellow colour for optimal visibility from a large distance
  • height of 180 cm with adapted shape
  • rounded shapes, no sharp corners
  • indication on which side the obstacle has to be passed
  • easy and quick to install with tiewraps
  • durable & weatherproof
  • 100% recyclable

The Race Pillar will be used for the first time at the E3 Saxo Bank Classic and in races such as Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde van Vlaanderen etc.