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.
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.