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.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.