We’ve had on-board cameras for a couple of seasons now, bringing us closer than ever to the action in the peloton, but Eurosport have raised the bar by bringing us 360-degree footage from inside a race.
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It’s unclear as to what stage of the 188km ride to the Lagos de Covadonga the footage comes from, but it looks to show riders attempting to escape out the front of the pack to form a breakaway.
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Rather than having to look in the direction the rider’s bars are facing, you can look all around Venter, staring at his facial expressions as he ups the tempo on the front of the bunch, or watching the riders smoke it past him and off the front.
Then there are some handy pop-ups to tell you who is who. Philippe Gilbert spends a bit of time in front of Venter in his Belgian champion’s kit, while Sam Bewley does a quick turn on the front before flicking the elbow to tell Venter to move through.
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