Androni-Giocattoli's Andrea Palini shows off some impressive bike handling skills...

An Italian pro cyclist showed off some top-notch bike-handling skills at the Tour of Slovenia on Friday when he bunny-hopped over riders who had crashed in the wet on the final bend in the country's capital, Ljubljana.

 Androni Giocattoli's Andrea Palini seemed almost certain to be among the riders hitting the deck in the incident on Friday's Stage 2, until he pulled off the spectacular evasive manouevre.

What's more, he still managed to finish sixth on the stage, which was won by  Luka Mezgec of Orica-Scott.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.