Velon’s on-bike videos throughout this year’s Tour de France have added an extra dimension to coverage of the race – and that continued yesterday, with the bike of yellow jersey winner Chris Froome equipped with a Go Pro camera to capture the action.
The Team Sky man wasn’t the only rider whose bike sported a camera yesterday, and there’s also footage of André Greipel’s celebrations after he crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysées first to claim what is often termed the unofficial sprinters’ world championship.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Rogers also had a camera on his bike – here he is having a chat with team mate and points classification winner Peter Sagan as the peloton rolled slowly towards Paris, including encouraging him to do a trick – although it’s perhaps not the most spectacular one we’ve ever seen him perform.
Meanwhile, Sky’s latest Inside the Tour de France video, released yesterday, gives the riders’ views on racing in the mountains, whether from the sharp end – Froome and Richie Porte – or in the gruppetto, with Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard talking about life at the less glamorous end of the race.
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.