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On-bike video: Front row seat as Sacha Modolo wins Giro d'Italia Stage 17

Velon's latest footage sees them choose the right rider with cameras on-board with third placed Luka Mezgec...

Velon, the joint venture between 11 WorldTour teams, has released its latest on-bike video from the Giro d’Italia – and it’s a cracker, with a front-row seat as Lampre-Merida’s Sacha Modolo took the sprint win in Lugano as the race crossed into Switzerland.

That footage, which kicks in at about 2 minutes 20 into the video, was shot from the bike of Giant-Shimano’s Slovenian rider, Luka Mezgec, who finished third on yesterday’s Stage 17 behind Modolo and Trek Factory Racing’s Giacomo Nizzolo.

That highlights one feature of on-bike footage – pick the right rider on the right stage, and you can get something special, and that’s exactly what Velon managed to do yesterday with their choice of Mezgec.

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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