On-bike cameras have reached cyclocross, and it’s quite a muddy affair.
This video, released by Shimano Race TV, was filmed on the bike of Belgian rider Sven Nys at the cyclocross World Cup event in Milton Keynes on Saturday.
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Front and rear cameras capture the challenging course, including the off-camber corners that caused riders problems all weekend, and the congestion of the bike-change zone.
Nys’ fellow Belgian Kevin Pauwels won the race, with the Crelan-AA Drink rider crossing the line in eighth, over a minute later. Let’s hope it wasn’t the weight of the cameras that was weighing him down.
Admittedly cyclocross may not be the best kind of race to film with an on-bike camera, given the propensity for it to get very muddy, very quickly, but it is impressive to see the bike handling skills of the riders in question.
Indeed, at one point, Nys continued to pedal his machine through the mud as all others around him gave up and lugged them on their backs.
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