For this week's edition, we look at road racing, track riding done properly and cyclists getting from A to B much quicker than cars
Here’s our pick of the best videos from the last week in cycling. After we featured a recon a Flèche Wallonne in last week’s article, this week we’ve got a crash video that probably proved decisive for the finish when it took out some big names.
Away from the thrills and spills of the WorldTour, this outing of videos of the week also includes some revolutionary tech and utility cyclists winning on their way to work.
Sir Bradley Wiggins returns home to the track
Riding round in circles on his birthday, that’s dedication. Sir Bradley Wiggins has started his training on the Olympic Velodrome in London ahead of his tilt at the Hour Record in June. Seen here in what looks like a Team Sky British National Champion’s skinsuit and on a British Cycling track bike, Wiggins has transitioned smoothly back into his familiar track riding style.
Cyclists cruising, cars crawling
Anyone who’s cycled and driven the same route to work on busy urban roads can probably relate to this video. The cyclists approaching the camera can be seen to be moving freely and happily on their way; whereas the cars going in the other direction probably haven’t been out of first gear for quite some time.
Crash ends hopes of Flèche favourites
A pile up at Flèche Wallonne ended the chances of previous winners Simon Gerrans and Dan Martin, whilst also taking out Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche. This incident was the stand out in what was a crash ridden edition of the Ardennes Classic.
What’s the hand signal for a llama?
The dangers of an out of control dog could be suffered by any cyclist, but few of us have had a rampant llama to worry about. In this video, this nightmare situation is exactly what these racers had to contend with. The joys of on-bike camera footage.
No more staring at your stem
Soon to go on sale, the Recon Jet heads up display cycling glasses can tell you all you need to know about how well (or not) you’re riding, without the need to look down. Projecting an image so that it appears a couple of metres ahead, you can gauge your effort as you go.