The peloton in slo-mo

I took this video while crouched down on the side of the road in the lee of a concrete barrier. The riders had just come through an intermediate sprint point, so they were rolling fast but not pushing. That’s why you’ll see some riders kind of standing up, stretching their legs a bit. 

I have a poster at home titled Tour de France with two photos by Robert Capa: in the first, the crowd is looking right in anticipation of the racers coming by, and in the second they are looking left at the departing peloton. The gag is that you don’t actually see any bikes at all… Blip and they’re on their way somewhere else. I was glad to have the iPhone video camera so I could capture a little more.

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