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Shimano cameras on Bernie Eisel and Geraint Thomas's bikes for last day of Tour's visit to Britain...

This may just be one of our favourite pieces of bike-cam footage yet – on-board with Team Sky on Monday’s Tour de France Stage 3 from Cambridge into the heart of London.

The film is shot with Shimano CM-1000 Sport Cameras attached to the bikes of Geraint Thomas (front facing) and Bernie Eisel. There’s some glimpses of Chris Froome, with the number 1 on his back –now missing from the race following his abandonment yesterday.

It’s nice to see Richie Porte engaging in a bit of joking with riders from other teams, showing it’s not all serious business all day long in the peloton; how could it be when you’re spending so much time in proximity over three weeks, including with riders who will be training partners or former team mates?

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.

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Ratfink [96 posts] 2 years ago
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Fantastic vid,Interesting to see the guy getting hit by Lopez at 51sec He really was well off the kerb.

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FlatBattery [26 posts] 2 years ago
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Great vid, can't wait to see the video on the Champs Elysees (if any rider has a camera onboard.....)

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gummo [19 posts] 2 years ago
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Great video, but please stop putting bad club music on every cycling video. Please.

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drfabulous0 [409 posts] 2 years ago
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We need this viewpoint on the TV coverage as soon as possible, so much more exciting and you can see so much more of how the riders interact.

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Colin Peyresourde [1724 posts] 2 years ago
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I can almost see myself on the Olympic corner!

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bigmel [113 posts] 2 years ago
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What is this compulsion to ruin great footage with music?

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 2 years ago
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Awesome, and absolutely the way forward in TV coverage. So much potential - in fact, I think I'll explore it in a blog article

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notfastenough [3684 posts] 2 years ago
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I mailed David at Sufferfest this morning, he's just replied to confirm that yes, these vids will be turning up in ridiculously hard workout vids soon, complete with native sound where available. Result!

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mikeot [1 post] 2 years ago
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Music. Bad.