Video: Wheelies up Grand Depart's steepest climb - Sheffield's Jenkin Road

John Degenkolb and Matteo Trentin put a show on for the crowd

by Simon_MacMichael   July 8, 2014  

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When you hit the steepest part of any hill in the Grand Depart of this year’s Tour de France, and you’re 10 minutes or so down on the men fighting for the stage win, what do you do? Well, if you’re Giant Shimano’s John Degenkolb and Matteo Trentin of Omega Pharma-Quick Step, you pull a crowd-pleasing wheelie.

That’s what the pair did on Sunday afternoon as they headed up the one in three gradient of the Côte du Jenkin Road in Sheffield shortly before the end of Stage 2 – and luckily, one fan caught it on video.

Mike Cooper, who shot the video, said: “To have not only the physical strength and skill to do this, but the willingness to entertain the crowd in this situation, says as much about the riders themselves as it does about the tremendous support of the crowds across Yorkshire over this amazing weekend.”

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That's wheelie good.

posted by nicholassmith [69 posts]
8th July 2014 - 20:28


Them's the boys.

posted by Beaufort [184 posts]
8th July 2014 - 20:41


Brilliant Big Grin

Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [264 posts]
8th July 2014 - 21:39


2 complete LADS. Would love to see Jon D take stage 5

posted by s_lim [131 posts]
8th July 2014 - 22:18


Ha awesome. You can just about see them chatting about it beforehand.....
"Shall we pop some wicked awesome wheelies?"

posted by J90 [171 posts]
8th July 2014 - 22:49


I raise you Jack Bauer doing a wheelie at the summit of Ventoux

Jack Bauer.JPG

posted by Scoob_84 [233 posts]
9th July 2014 - 8:59