Video: Wheelies up Grand Depart's steepest climb - Sheffield's Jenkin Road
John Degenkolb and Matteo Trentin put a show on for the crowd
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.”