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Video: On-bike footage from Giant-Shimano at Tour de France

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.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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