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How the data flows – live-tracking and data analytics in action

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Race data flows freely and securely from the bikes, to the cloud to a second screen in your hands... see how

During the Tour de France, GPS-based live tracking devices are installed underneath the saddle of each bike. These produce real-time positioning data for each rider, including speed, position in the peloton, and distances between riders. Special sensors also provide us with environmental data such as course gradient and weather conditions. All this data is transmitted to race vehicles and aircraft following the race, and from there to our big data truck that runs a fully virtualised data centre solution in Dimension Data’s cloud. Data analytics helps to turn the data into the race information you see on second screens around the world.

Watch this animated video to see how it all fits together seamlessly.

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