Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 4: Inside the Peloton

Today was the first time I have seen rider mounted cameras sharing real time video from inside the peloton.  Kenneth Van Bielsen (Cofidis) had a small light camera mounted just under his stem and bike computer that was able to bounce the signal up to the satellite just like the TV Motos.  The low angle shot kind of features the butts of the riders, but then it is a view that I am familiar with.  Van Bielsen was tucked in behind Guillaume Martin and Bjorn Thurau (both Wanty-Groupe Gobert) as well as the leader of Ag2r La Mondiale, Romain Bardet.  This camera really gives the feel of what it is like to ride in a large group on the road.  Bravo, Dimension Data!

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