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Experiment of filming races from rider's point of view continues at Yorkshire Grand Depart...

If like us, you’re fans of the on-bike footage that has been emerging recently, it looks like you could be in for a treat over the next few weeks – the trial, authorised by the UCI, is continuing at the Tour de France.

Here’s some footage of Stage 1 of the race shot from the bikes of Koen de Kort and Albert Timmer, including a view of a crash, as well as their Giant-Shimano team mate Marcel Kittel celebrating as he crosses the line in Harrogate to take the stage win and the yellow jersey.

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.