Seven tech predictions for the Tour de France from the pits at the Critérium du Dauphiné

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(Image credit: Will Jones)

When faced with a protracted stint in the odd, liminal space of the exit lobby of Britain’s second-largest airport, one can do several things. People-watching is my favourite, and as I wait for my meandering coach from Gatwick to Bristol there is a constantly revolving carousel of weary travellers, a fair few Taylor Swift fans returning home from Lyon, and chauffeurs awaiting their charges nursing ever-stagnating cups of Pret A Manger coffee. 

I cannot, however, watch people for two hours; I’d go mad. I also cannot bring myself to read one of the magazines or newspapers from the paltry selection on offer in one of the innumerate WHSmith outlets that seem to proliferate in airports, seemingly in defiance of the plight of their high street counterparts. 

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.