Union Cycliste Internationale Equips Officials With EVS Xeebra Replay Systems

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world’s governing body for cycling, has outfitted a new van with two Xeebra multi-angle review systems from EVS to support race officials analyzing live action on the UCI World Tour. The UCI van with the Xeebra units on board was deployed for the first time on May 8th during the fourth stage of the 2018 Giro d’Italia cycling race in Sicily.

EVS’ Xeebra allows the officials, known as “commissaires” to review up to 16 live camera angles that remain entirely in-sync from their dedicated van on site. The commissaires can then narrow their view from all feeds down to one full-screen view and zoom in with a simple touch-and-pinch gesture for further detail.

EVS said the technology brings newfound independence to race officials. Rather than having to ask the operators in broadcast facilities to provide them with the footage to review, investing in their own dedicated Xeebra-equipped van gives them the ability to bring those feeds under UCI’s full control, allowing for quick and accurate decision-making.

The Xeebra system is built on EVS’ field-proven replay technology and can be configured for any sport.  The speed and precision of the Xeebra system enables sports officials to be more reactive when a fault or incident occurs.

Following a successful trial of the EVS Xeebra technology during this season’s Monuments (Milano-San Remo, Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour des Flandres, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège), the system is currently deployed onboard the new van at the Giro d’Italia, before heading to the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, and finally Il Lombardia.

The EVS multi-camera review system was also on display at the recent International Sport and Innovation Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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