Tour de Suisse -Motorbike Outriders

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I've just caught today's highlights on Eurosport, but for the first time in watching cycling on TV - the motorbikes outnumbered the cyclists.

10k to the finish - 4 breakaway riders - 2 Movistar in the chase - 15 bleedin' motorbikes zooming up and down the road between the leaders and the peloton. Why 15? (I even counted them from the helicopter images - I'm sad)

I understand the odd camera bike and another with a photographer, but most were serving no purpose whatsoever and only had one outrider.

There was even an instance where the road narrowed with about 25k to go and 5 motorbikes were in the main group of the peloton.

I can't recall a race with so many - if you don't believe me - you count them tomorrow.
 
London Hibs said:
I've just caught today's highlights on Eurosport, but for the first time in watching cycling on TV - the motorbikes outnumbered the cyclists.

10k to the finish - 4 breakaway riders - 2 Movistar in the chase - 15 bleedin' motorbikes zooming up and down the road between the leaders and the peloton. Why 15? (I even counted them from the helicopter images - I'm sad)

I understand the odd camera bike and another with a photographer, but most were serving no purpose whatsoever and only had one outrider.

There was even an instance where the road narrowed with about 25k to go and 5 motorbikes were in the main group of the peloton.

There is definitely an increase in the number of motos zipping around in all races. I just hope that it doesn't lead to danger (more danger)!

I can't recall a race with so many - if you don't believe me - you count them tomorrow.
 
London Hibs said:
I've just caught today's highlights on Eurosport, but for the first time in watching cycling on TV - the motorbikes outnumbered the cyclists.

10k to the finish - 4 breakaway riders - 2 Movistar in the chase - 15 bleedin' motorbikes zooming up and down the road between the leaders and the peloton. Why 15? (I even counted them from the helicopter images - I'm sad)

I understand the odd camera bike and another with a photographer, but most were serving no purpose whatsoever and only had one outrider.

There was even an instance where the road narrowed with about 25k to go and 5 motorbikes were in the main group of the peloton.

There is definitely an increase in the number of motos zipping around in all races. I just hope that it doesn't lead to danger (more danger)!

I can't recall a race with so many - if you don't believe me - you count them tomorrow.
There has definitely been an increase in the number of motos zipping around. I just hope that they don't contribute to more danger as well.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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At one point there was a moto that was being passed by the first riders of the peloton, it looked like it was going to get swallowed by the peloton. I was thinking wtf is this guy doing, but then he finally sped up
 
London Hibs said:
There was even an instance where the road narrowed with about 25k to go and 5 motorbikes were in the main group of the peloton.

I can't recall a race with so many - if you don't believe me - you count them tomorrow.
You should see how many there are at the Vuelta. Half the Peloton are riding them.

Oh wait. Wrong forum. ;)
 
Moose McKnuckles said:
London Hibs said:
There was even an instance where the road narrowed with about 25k to go and 5 motorbikes were in the main group of the peloton.

I can't recall a race with so many - if you don't believe me - you count them tomorrow.
You should see how many there are at the Vuelta. Half the Peloton are riding them.

Oh wait. Wrong forum. ;)
You made me spit apple sauce on my keyboard! :D
 
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