Friday, January 16, 2015

Visual Intrigue: YouTube Cycling Channels

In an increasingly popular era that revolves around visual depictions and storytelling, multiple cycling brands have successfully established prominent YouTube followings. 

Global Cycling Network (GCN), which is hosted by former professional cyclists, balances a serious and comical approach, while maintaining a lively atmosphere. Through providing consistent updates, GCN never provides a lack of footage. From informational videos to the best presenter crashes, a healthy and fun balance is maintained.

Shimano Race TV, while posting less often, contributes brilliant feature videos and first-hand action footage. The Shimano Sport Camera has made it possible to relay interactive video. Recently, Shimano Race TV uploaded a preseason interview with Chris Froome.

In terms of professional cycling team channels, Etixx - QuickStep balances interactive, raw footage with impressive, professional feature videos. Additionally, current professional road racing world champion Michal Kwiatkowski is highlighted in a range of Etixx - QuickStep videos that are worth viewing. 

In terms of cycling YouTube channels, I have listed just a few of my favorites. Please leave a comment and let me your thoughts, as well as your favorite channels.