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On-board camera gives idea of just what it’s like to ride (and drive) through Dutch Corner

With the Alpe d’Huez making its first appearance in the Tour de France since 2013 yesterday, and on-bike video now allowed, Velon’s latest video shows exactly what it’s like to race through the crowds, including Dutch Corner, where many fans had been partying for three days.

A separate video, meanwhile, shot from within one of the Team Sky cars, shows the less than warm reception they were given on the mountain – a chance to test the Jaguar’s windscreen wipers ahead of today’s final stage into Paris, but let’s hope they wound the windows up before things got too nasty.

 

 

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.