Cameras on US star's bike catch the moment Great Britain's Helen Wyman crashed...

This morning we had video on-bike video from Saturday’s Cyclo-Cross World Cup in Milton Keynes shot from the bike of Belgium’s Sven Nys – this evening, we have action from the women’s race, with front and rear cameras attached to US star Katie Compton’s bike.

Compton finished the race second in a very hard fought sprint finish with Belgium’s Sanne Cant, with Great Britain’s Nikki Harris third.

In this video, the host country’s other big hope for a home win, Helen Wyman, can be seen having a fall just before the 1-minute mark.

The chute effectively put paid to the British champion’s challenge for the podium places, although she would make up enough ground to finish eighth.

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.


adrianoconnor [84 posts] 3 years ago

Shimano need to use more taste when they're editing their videos. They always spoil them with stupid music (that's too loud in the mix, though it shouldn't be there at all), and annoying fast cuts (they try make it feel more exciting, no doubt). It just doesn't work at all, compared to the other (less 'intensely' edited) bike footage we're seeing from other people. Shimano's videos don't create the feeling of riding a bike fast (at least IMHO).

The footage from Revolution (on Luke Rowe's bike) was a million times better. I got a real shot of adrenaline when Scott Law made his break, watching him accelerate away from the perspective of Luke's handlebars...

BikeBud [256 posts] 3 years ago

Great footage of the bike changeover.

J90 [421 posts] 3 years ago

Still trying to understand the appeal of CX....