The latest on-bike video footage from the 2015 Giro d’Italia produced by team organisation Velon is possibly the best yet, showing riders making their way up the rough tracks of the Colle delle Finestre and then the sweeping descent towards the finish climb of Sestriere on stage 20.
Rather than using footage from just one or two riders, the film is a compilation of clips from various riders, with forward and reward-facing cameras capturing the action.
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You get to see the close proximity of riders travelling at great speed from the perspective of the riders themselves. You can also see the spectators crowding the rough road surface of the Finestre, which provided the stage for a showdown between the overall contenders.
Race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) came under pressure as he found himself isolated after his rivals left him on the Finestre. Despite being without team-mates, Contador didn’t panic and rode a personal time trial to limit his time losses and crucially retain the maglia rosa going into Sunday’s final, flat stage to Milan, where he is unlikely to be challenged. Fabio Aru (Astana) took a memorable second stage win.
The on-bike footage provided during the Giro is the result of a deal struck between Velon and Giro organiser RCS Sport.
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