22 Aug 2013

Cycling, Triathlons: RF throughout Europe!

During the month of August our RF teams hardly had any time for holidays. Following the Tour de France and at the same time as the Tour of Portugal they were called up to produce numerous races while carrying on with RF transmissions:  

The Eneco Tour also known as the Benelux Tour took place from 12 to 18 August. For the benefit of the VRT channel viewers, Euro Media France set up a comprehensive array of equipment including 4 motorbikes (3 for « video image » coverage and one for  « journalists »), a helicopter for aerial shots and a relay airplane.  Together with Videohouse (a Belgian subsidiary of Euro Media France) our teams were able to cover 1080Km of this race across Belgium and Holland.  

The weekend of 24 and 25 August our teams will be working in two different places:

  • Some will be working in Hamburg for the Vattenfall Cyclassics, another cycling race that is part of the prestigious UCI World Tour. Two RF motorcycles and a helicopter for aerial shots are provided for the company Upsolut. 
  • Others will be in Sweden covering the Stockholm Triathlon with IEC, for the second year running. In order to accomplish the task, two « video » motorcycles, a helicopter for aerial shots and a relay airplane will be used.  

All told: 4 motorcycles and 3 helicopters in 2 different countries for 1 single weekend.

And our teams will also not be outdone in September as there will be the Grand Prix de Québec et de Montréal, as well as the London Triathlon