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LIVE ON-BIKE CAMERA FEEDS PREMIERED IN STAGE 4 OF INAUGURAL ABU DHABI TOUR

Technological innovation never before used in men's professional road cycling

Yas Marina Circuit, 11 October 2015 – For the first time ever in a men's professional road race, stage 4 of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour (8-11 October 2015), organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sports and Events, will see live on-board bike camera footage available for the live television race coverage.

Two live on-board camera feeds will be sourced from equipment mounted on bikes belonging to riders on the Giant Alpecin and Etixx - Quick Step teams. Two pairs of camera-equipped riders will each ride a shift: the first shift will be dossards 54, Stijn Vandenbergh (Etixx – Quick Step), and 113, Johannes Fröhlinger (Team Giant – Alpecin); the second will be numbers 56, Lukasz Wisniowski (Etixx – Quick Step), and 112, Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin).

The introduction of this new technology has been made possible by an agreement between Velon and RCS Sports and Events (acting on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council), within a regulatory framework stipulated by the cycling's world governing body, the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).
 

#RideToAbuDhabi
The 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in collaboration with RCS Sport (8-11 October), consists of four stages covering a total of 555km; three stages suit the sprinters, while the remaining stage finishes uphill after a 10.8km climb with gradients touching 12%.
#UCICyclingGala
On the evening of the last stage, the Tour will have the honour of hosting the very first UCI Cycling Gala Awards Ceremony. This unique event will celebrate the end of the UCI professional road cycling season with its stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.

PHOTO CREDIT: ANSA / CARCONI - PERI

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