Jeremy Roy’s on-bike cameras appear to be a bad luck omen for anyone riding near him, with the FDJ rider recording a series of crashes on stage six of the Tour Down Under.
On Friday’s stage Roy expertly manoeuvred around a mass pile-up near the finish line as several riders hit the ground and were forced to retire from the race thanks to their injuries.
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This time, on the short criterium stage around Adelaide, Roy found himself just behind another accident, which saw an Orica-GreenEdge rider fly right over his handlebars onto the tarmac.
Australian rider Michael Rogers was the biggest loser in the crash, dropping out of the overall top-10 in a GC race won by BMC’s Rohan Dennis.
Roy’s footage seems to be a hit with some members of the peloton as well, with one of the AG2R La Mondiale riders giving a brief wave when he realised he was being tracked by the Frenchman’s rear-view camera.
With the new Velon partnership, signed by most of the WorldTour teams, fans can expect to see more on-bike footage as the season progresses.