Tour de France via On-Bike Cameras

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Wearing a camera while competing athletically has been around for over a decade now, and the footage is getting better and better. Companies like GoPro make it possible to get high-resolution video with a high frame rate at a reasonable price for even the weekend enthusiast. However this particular technology is making its way into the Tour de France for the very first time this year. It took a rules exemption to make it happen, and the footage has been very compelling, like witnessing a crash happening directly in front of the camera.

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Check out this example from Stage 3 in London :

Now you know what it’s like to ride IN the peloton. Maybe idiots on the side of the road will watch this and understand why it’s not a good idea to step out in front of these guys. Here are the riders of the Tour going over the cobblestones in Northern France during Stage 5 :

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.