On-bike footage shows Bryan Coquard bounce off the crash that ended Peter Kennaugh's race at the Tour of California. Plus our round-up of the best cycling videos from the past week
On-bike footage is a great way for fans to really get inside the peloton at professional races, and with rumours of live broadcast capabilities in the future there will be a whole new dimension to watching bike races.
This video from the Tour of California shows the frenetic nature of the bunch and how sometimes things can go wrong.
Early in the video we see Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) go down in a crash that forced him out of the race and will change his whole season’s schedule.
Also in the video you can spot Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) bounce off the crash with Kennaugh and then almost cause another when he stands up and nearly steps back into the line of moving riders.
Is this the way to the taxi rank?
London is slowly starting to resemble somewhere you’d happily take to two wheels, and that’s thanks in no small part to the new cycle infrastructure.
However, some people are particularly unhappy about these road layout changes.
While others, like the taxi driver in this video, perhaps haven’t memorised the new road layout just yet.
Giant rider attempts to ride up a curb
Curbs and road furniture can be a nightmare for a peloton charging through at 60km/h on the way to a bunch sprint.
But sometimes these obstacles can prove almost as tricky at very low speeds, too.
Free up space on your bars
Helping out the modern cyclists, whose bars may have become overburdened with all manner of lights, cameras and performance measuring devices, the Cycliq Fly12 integrates your camera and front light to free up handlebar space.
The camera comes with an “incident video protection” feature which sees the camera automatically save your footage if it detects a crash.
Is this the slickest line ever? No idea.
Those jumps look huge, and these two seem to be having a great time. Another example of on-bike footage really putting fans in the mix of the action, even on practice runs.
Lincoln Grand Prix races
Drops Cycling showed their strength by dominating the Lincoln Grand Prix and taking all three steps on the podium.
Thanks to an attack on the final ascent of Michaelgate, Alice Barnes came out on top before her teammates Rebecca Durrell and Laura Massey came over for second and third.
The team tamed the brutal course with its famous cobbled climb to take full honours in Lincoln.
In the men’s race, Tom Stewart (Madison-Genesis) denied Russell Downing (JLT-Condor) a historic fifth win in the pretigious British domestic race.