British rider Alex Dowsett shown riding through a rainstorm by on-bike footage shot during stage four of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) was one of those caught in action by on-bike cameras used during stage four of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné stage race in France.

Bahern Rundfahrt champion Dowsett can be seen riding in the centre of the peloton as a rainstorm hits the bunch in the closing section of the day, which started in Anneyron and finished 228 kilometres later in Sisteron – the longest stage of the eight-day WorldTour race.

Water spray from riders’ wheels splatters the camera as the bunch moves quickly to catch up with the day’s break and several riders who had launched attacks on the final climb of Cote de la Marquise.

>>> Bouhanni wins again on stage four of the Critérium du Dauphiné, as Dennis holds lead

In the end, the peloton regrouped and French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni claimed his second stage win in the race. Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC) safely retained the overall race lead going into Thursday’s first mountain stage.

Elsewhere in the video, shot by cameras mounted on the bikes of  Yannick Martinez and Romain Guillemois of Europcar, and Tyler Farrar and King of the Mountains leader Daniel Teklehaimanot of MTN Qhubeka, you can see riders almost constantly jostling for position on the twisting route.

At one point, the rider with the camera cuts up a couple of other riders, causing shouts of ‘Whoa! watch it!’. It gives a sense of how close the riders are to each other and how the smallest move could cause a crash.