On stage 4 of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under, CyclingTips was invited to ride in one of the three Shimano neutral service vehicles in the race convoy. The car we were in was positioned behind the team cars, but made several moves further up the convoy at the request of the chief commissaire. We finished the day with the last group on the road which sat up and took it easy on the run in to the finish.
This video shows a selection of moments throughout the day, including wheel and bike changes, some impressive driving and more. Thanks to Shimano Australia and the in-car team of Mario and Marty for having us along for the ride.