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Flipping the Tour

Posted by Andrew Cooper on September 9, 2008

Yesterday the second stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race ended in Newbury so I went along equipped with my Flip camera (use the search facility in the sidebar to find previous Flip related posts) and shot a few videos.  It was tremendously exciting – you get some feel of it from the following, but the build up: with sirens wailing, a helicopter overhead then ninety five riders (plus numerous outriders, camera bikes and support vehicles racing flat out down our narrow high street … well, you had to be there.)

At the end, those of us at the north end of the High Street dashed through to the road where the race actually finished – you can see the mob heading off at the end of the clip and saw the cyclists (minus outriders etc.) sprint down the final 100 metres.


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