Shimano on-bike cameras capture the speed of the peloton as it enters the final three kilometres of the final Tour of California stage

Bike-mounted cameras have revealed the frenetic finale within the peloton of the last stage of the 2014 Tour of California on Sunday.

The action was captured first by a Shimano Sport Camera mounted on Giant-Shimano lead-out man Koen de Kort’s saddle, where you can look back on John Degenkolb and sprint rivals Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan jostling for position.

Then the action switches to Degenkolb’s forward-facing camera for the final 150 metres as he sprints against Cavendish – with the Manxman pipping him to the line.

The footage gives an insight into the skill and nerve of sprinting with the world’s best.