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Slovakian newcomer glides over Planche des Belles Filles on one wheel

Peter Sagan made the Tour look easy yesterday, pulling a wheelie 300m from the finish line, which also marked the top of the gruelling Cat.1 La Planche des Belles Filles; a 5.9 kilometre-long climb at 8.5%. And he didn't even use his hands.

Here's the video:

It's a stunt he's familiar with, and he wasn't in a rush, seeing as he was coming in in 55th place, but we're still impressed. And the Slovakian has nothing to worry about; on his first ever Tour he's already won three stages.

Here he is pulling the same crowd-pleaser on the Tour of Oman earlier this year.

 

In case you're wondering, he raced BMX and mountain bike before hitting the road, so that's where his skillz come from.

And he's in good company; Robbie McEwan was a big fan of the same trick.

Thanks to Tom Amos for the tip.

 

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.