On-bike cameras should stick around for the Tour

Is that "own" as in: "Struth Daryl, that tackle was absolutely grouse - he completely owned him there"?

24 Jun 2014
On-bike cameras should stick around for the Tour

Nice article, even if I'm unfamiliar with the term "it's bloody grouse". Is "grouse" Aussie street-speak for "great" or (as the youths of the UK say) "well bear"? The problem with bike cams at the Tour is that ASO have total control of the images (through Euro Media France and France Televisions) and there are issues with broadcasting rights. Unless it's something that France Televisions adopts for their own production of the host broadcast feed then it won't happen, because ASO won't let anyone else profit if they haven't paid their fair slice. That said, not that we've used drones etc then the next logical step does seem to be bike cams. Given the tech ingenuity of the people behind the Tour international broadcast, you can bet that they'll be targeting a way of doing this themselves and at an even better standard before they roll it out. As it is, though, I imagine InCycle (or whoever) would receive a stern letter from the ASO lawyers were they to put bike cam vids up on YouTube that include footage from the Tour...

24 Jun 2014
All sound and fury at the Dauphine, signifying little

It takes a clear mind to come up with: "the Miami native has a vice". Nice.

19 Jun 2014
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