Frantic pace of Tour of California sprint revealed in film

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.

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Nigel Wynn
Nigel Wynn

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.