As to be expected at this time of the year, this edition of videos of the week leans towards Giro d’Italia coverage.
The big talking point of the Giro this week so far has been Richie Porte being given a time penalty for ‘non-regulation assistance’, and one of the videos below gets the reaction from one of those involved.
Away from the Italian race we’ve found footage of a less than cordial interaction between a mobile phone wielding motorist and a camera-equipped cyclist.
Plus there’s footage from the opening round of the Tour Series. The race visited the cycling paradise of the Isle of Wight for the first time, and the crowds were out in force.
Sit back and enjoy these five cycling videos.
Soigneur’s eye view from stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia
An interesting look at what the essential staff members get up to before, during and immediately after a Grand Tour stage. But better still, skip to 04:48 to hear Simon Clarke’s take on the Richie Porte wheel change incident.
Here we find a motorist caught out using his mobile phone in traffic, and he’s not best pleased about having his mistake highlighted. He churns out the ‘you’re all the same’ phrase many law-abiding cyclists have been on the end of, but then the cyclist loses his cool a bit at the end with his leaving comment.
Dr. Hutch’s guide to the Giro d’Italia time trial
In advance of what would have been a decisive time trial stage in the Giro d’Italia, Cycling Weekly contributor Dr Hutch runs through what it takes to compete in a lengthy ride against the clock.
Progress in the fight for #space4cycling
Work on the much heralded extensions and improvements to London’s cycle routes is well underway. Here we see the implementation of a bus stop bypass, a feature of cycle infrastructure that is common in European cycle-friendly cities.
Highlights from the Tour Series’s visit to the Isle of Wight
The British town centre crit series made its first visit to the finest of all the British Isles for the opening races of the the 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series. The best domestic teams lined up to take on the climb of Union Street on every lap, racing up the kicker approximately every two minutes.
Despite heavy rain earlier in the day, crowds were up to five deep on the barriers to catch a glimpse of riders including Olympic champion Ed Clancy.