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This year's Tour de France will be epic to watch

This year's Tour de France will be epic to watch
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The Tour de France is already a thrilling event that forces the world's top cyclists to zoom through thousands of miles of grueling roadways, all while trying to avoid crashes, fatigue and injury. This year's event is going to be even more exciting for fans because of a partnership between Velon and GoPro that will place you in the middle of the action.

Velon's 11 WorldTour teams will wear GoPro cameras throughout the race. That includes teams from the U.S, U.K., Belgium, Italy, Australia, Germany, Holland and Russia.

Velon CEO Graham Bartlett said: "The partnership will show fans a new side of cycling, with the fantastic moments that have never been captured before, I think this is a great deal for the sport."

The partnership will give fans the chance to see the race from riders' perspectives and view footage that can't be captured by cameras overhead or on the sidelines.

Todd Ballard, Senior Director of Lifestyle Marketing for GoPro added: "Cycling is one of the ultimate team sports, but the best moments often happen away from the TV cameras."

The Tour de France kicks off on July 7, and you can view GoPro footage on each teams' social media sites.

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