Choose your view: 360 degree cameras in the peloton
Get inside the peloton like never before. Hear what is being said and select the view that you’d like to see. It’s now possible thanks to 360 degree cameras.
Tired of the choices being made by the editors? Want to see what you want to see? It’s now possible in cycling. Earlier this year, Antwan Tolhoek fastened a 360° camera onto his handlebars and set off to race in the Abu Dhabi Tour. Click play on the link below, select your resolution (for it goes right up to 4K) and sit back and decide what you want to watch.
It takes no time to adjust to the concept: if you want to see Antwan’s face, no trouble, but move your phone upwards and turn it around. (Similarly, if you’re at the desktop, just click your mouse and move the cursor to display the part of the images that you’re interested in.)
The images below are from one paused moment of the stage in which the 360° camera was used by the Lotto NL-Jumbo team rider. You can see his face, his data, the wheels he’s following, the tyres he’s using… you can see, in fact, more than the rider could.
RIDE recently published a piece about the benefits of camera technology in the peloton (again) and this is another reminder of how rapidly tech is changing how we see sport.