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Old 06-27-05, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by F1_Fan
They used 'em in the TdF last year but mounted to the chainstay. I think the reason was more for identifying riders along the route and sorting out who was in the group finishes.

I think the only way to get accurate finishing results is a high-speed camera pointed at the finish line.

Correct. A camera is still used to determine placings, the chainstay mounted trancievers are for timing and to ensure everyone crosses the finish line etc. They can mount these anywhere on the bike, coz you need more than a gap of about 10 metres on a flat finish to be outside s.t. as the rest of your group/peloton.
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