The Tour de France peloton is accompanied by dozens of vehicles, all doing a vital job to keep the race safe, moving and covered for television. But occasionally the motorbikes, in particular, get too close to the riders and there has been criticism that their slipstreaming effect can influence the racing.
In this episode of Kilometre 0, we go inside the peloton with one of the most experienced motorbike drivers in the bunch. Luke Edwardes-Evans drives one of the photographers for L’Equipe, the French daily newspaper that is more or less part of the Tour de France family. He tells us what his job is like, what some of the other motorbikes are doing and how it feels to be part of the greatest travelling show on two wheels.
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