Video: On board Jens Voigt’s bike at the Tour of California
Shimano puts cameras on popular German rider’s bike as TV trial continues
Our story last week about the UCI’s authorisation of a trial of on-bike video at the Tour of California, with video of John Degenkolb going for the sprint in Stage 1, got a lot of attention – and here’s another one featuring a German rider, crowd favourite Jens Voigt.
The popular Trek Factory Racing rider is midway through what will be his final season in the peloton, and here Shimano Sport Cameras capture the action front and rear from his bike.
Although the trial is in its infancy, we’re expecting to see a lot more footage like this, in line with UCI President Brian Cookson’s pledge to overhaul TV coverage of professional cycling, including putting cameras on bikes and in team cars to bring fans closer than ever to the action.