Getting Back to the Bunch

Getting Back to the Bunch

 

Getting Back to the Bunch

 

Simon Whiten

 

Getting Back to the Bunch

 

Getting Back to the Bunch after a puncture is never a great experience, as you are wasting precious energy that would be better used at the finish but it has to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here’s a great video that shows just how hectic it can be for the pros…

 

Shot from the United Healthcare team car during stage 2 at the 2014 Tour of Qatar, the video shows Chris Jones pulling up for a wheel change. Team director Roberto Damiani is driving and so it’s team mechanic Nick Vandecauter who has to jump out and do the change. It’s then up to Chris Jones to get back safely to the bunch which in the pro peloton looks more like rush hour in Central London…

 

Puncture
Puncture!

 
Getting back on
Getting back on with some timely slipstreaming

 
Weaving through the team cars
Weaving through the team cars

 
Time to take some bottles back to the bunch
Time to take some bottles back to the bunch

 

 

United Healthcare Team

 

Simon Whiten

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