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Cannondale star shows off some top bike handling skills... and how to jump off a car roof too

Light as today's road bikes may be, it can be a bit of an effort to lift them up onto the roof rack at the end of a ride, so here's Cannondale star Peter Sagan showing how to get one safely stowed without getting out of the saddle.

The video, which should probably come with a 'don't try this at home (or out in the woods)' type warning, is the second in recent months to show one of last year's Tour de France jersey winners showing some expert bike parking skills - remember Bradley Wiggins' perfectly executed bike toss at the Giro del Trentino?

So we're now looking forward to seeing King of the Mountains winner Thomas Voeckler and last year's best young rider, Tejay van Garderen, share their cycle parking secrets...

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.

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giles [24 posts] 3 years ago
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Wow!

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Leviathan [1980 posts] 3 years ago
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Sagan cheating shocker > there is a ramp, unless Sagan can magically levitate his back wheel.

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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It wasn't the riding on the roof that was impressive but jumping down in cleats!  3

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fatbeggaronabike [815 posts] 3 years ago
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Nice bit of parking, also watch some of the other clips supplied by Jakub Minka I loved the share the road/look out for cyclists type public broadcast ads pity this country couldn't do some.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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I think there was a ramp and someone else moved it away when the cameraman was getting out of the car.

still cool though!

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fennesz [138 posts] 3 years ago
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And the bike was already on the roof. his bike is in the ditch. even so, cool vid!

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banzicyclist2 [299 posts] 3 years ago
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Now that's the way to do it! I'll book my slot in A&E

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Arthur Scrimshaw [67 posts] 3 years ago
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Def fake, that's a Citroen, there would be a channel as deep as a storm drain in the bonnet if he'd ridden up it!  3

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farrell [1950 posts] 3 years ago
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He comes from a mountain bike background and he's a former junior world champion in that discipline and he's also ridden cyclocross.

He shows off a bit of street skills here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItBV9CVJEoo (Tremendous downhill no footed wheelie)

Lets not forget that he's pulled a no handed wheelie going up a mountain, I think riding up a car bonnet is probably well within his capability.

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Al__S [1031 posts] 3 years ago
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Damn, I was hoping he'd swing down and through an open window

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Paul99 [25 posts] 3 years ago
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The getting on the roof via the bonnet thing is real, but the locking the bike in is fake. How, in 5 seconds (watch it) from disappearing from view does he get the bike in the channel, off the bike, pull up the locking device, lock it and then be jumping down? He drops the bike he rode up onto the roof off the other side out of view is the answer.

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koko56 [330 posts] 3 years ago
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Paul99 wrote:

The getting on the roof via the bonnet thing is real, but the locking the bike in is fake. How, in 5 seconds (watch it) from disappearing from view does he get the bike in the channel, off the bike, pull up the locking device, lock it and then be jumping down? He drops the bike he rode up onto the roof off the other side out of view is the answer.

Maybe he rode into the channel? (not sarcastic)

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jellysticks [95 posts] 3 years ago
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Definitely possible. Video could perhaps have been edited/a bit of a set-up but then again it could be done with no ramps/extra bikes etc. Danny MacAskill isn't the only one with mad trials skills!

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jazzykoenig [16 posts] 3 years ago
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There's clearly a cut when the door is opened, even Peter Sagan can't dismount and attach his bike to the roof that quickly. Still cool though...