Video: Spills, thrills and gap-storming in the peloton with FDJ's Jérémy Roy

Pro racing's not all champagne & the Champs-Élysées

by John Stevenson   September 1, 2014  

Best Of Dans la roue de Jeremy Roy sur le Tour Poitou Charentes

Want to see what it's like when you're inside a crash in a pro race peloton?

Jérémy Roy of the team used bike-mounted video cameras through the five-day Tour international Poitou-Charentes, which finished on Friday.

In this video, the best of 'On the road with Jérémy Roy', he provides a glimpse of what's it's like to ride a relatively minor stage race (it's a UCI 2.1 and was won by IAM's Sylvain Chavanel) along the narrow roads of western France.

Spills and bumps are pretty frequent, a feed zone is organised chaos and plenty of London couriers would be proud of the riders' skills at weaving through team car traffic to regain the peloton.

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posted by Ginsterdrz [64 posts]
1st September 2014 - 14:19


Somehow the sport needs to get live pictures from these cameras into coverage.

posted by wrevilo [98 posts]
1st September 2014 - 16:20


Agreed camera shots like these would really add to thespectical, the storming through gaps make you wince a bit Surprise

Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [285 posts]
1st September 2014 - 17:49

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this is the best thing that could happen to cycling : to incorporate some of this into the live feed. its soooo good !

posted by edster99 [314 posts]
1st September 2014 - 22:26


"Ok, I'm about to run out of road here, what's my best option....Yep, that's it, over the grass and then fire off the front."

posted by farrell [1949 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 9:39

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Insane! And all the better for it.

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posted by cavasta [220 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 9:45


That is madness, gives u glimpse how fine the line is with being wiped out!
Amazing bike handling skills!

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posted by backflipbedlem [1306 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 9:57


Fantastic stuff.

Keep it coming Smile

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1348 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 10:48


Come on fellas this is a race not a sportive.

I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1823 posts]
2nd September 2014 - 13:00

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