Questions about shooting professional bike racing
In a few weeks we are taking a vacation to southern Italy (Puglia) and on the way there we will spend the night in Bologna. It just so happens that on that very day the Giro d'Italia passes through - indeed we bumped our departure a day earlier so we could catch a little live action. We are both avid cyclists and enjoy watching bike racing on tv throughout the season.
I think there are a couple of you that have shot biking ( @ian408 ? @David_S85 ?) and I wonder if anyone could give me a couple of general tips on how to get an interesting shot or two? Which lens length is best? Tripod/monopod? Low/high? How to best focus - does one pick a focus point and keep shooting there or try to get individuals or groups? I am shooting with a Panasonic G85 (m43) - not especially great for action shots, but it suits my normal needs.
Bologna is about 2/3 of the way through a 205km flat stage, so they'll be moving fast but perhaps not so fast as at the very beginning or end. We have found a roundabout they pass through a couple of blocks from our hotel and hope to be able to get a place there, where they might be going just a tick slower.
Any advice (other than get a new camera ) is appreciated.