Watch This Epic P.O.V. Cycling Footage: Sprint Finish At The Tour of California

It’s almost like you’re there. Your team leader screams “GOGOGOGO!” Simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, you put the ham­mer down as the applause of a rabid crowd beats in your ears. You’re fly­ing through the streets of Sacra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia, rac­ing your way toward the fin­ish line of stage 1 at the AMGEN Tour of Cal­i­for­nia.

This video footage marks the first time in his­to­ry that the UCI (Union Cycliste Inter­na­tionale) has allowed P.O.V. cycling race cov­er­age. By plac­ing their new small sports cam beneath the sad­dles and han­dle­bars of six to eight of their pros for the length of the eight-day tour, Shi­mano has cre­at­ed what very well may be the future of race videography.

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