We don't know if FDJ.fr rider Jérémy Roy is superstitious, but he may wish to have a lucky camera on board his bike more often if his charmed life at this week’s Santos Tour Down Under is anything to go by. In today’s final stage, he once again used his bike handling skills to avoid a crash, not the first time such an incident has been caught on video in the race by the camera attached to his bike.
The chute took place on the final lap and happened with more than 3 kilometres remaining, so those unlucky enough to be caught up in it weren’t awarded the same time as stage winner Wouter Wippert of Drapac.
That was bad news for Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Rogers, who dropped out of the top ten in the overall standings as a result of the crash. Race winner Rohan Dennis was up ahead, kept safely out of trouble by his BMC Racing team.
Simon joined road.cc 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.