Here’s a Tour de France-themed video with a difference. We're used to people doing impersonations of celebrities and sportmen… when it comes to impersonating cyclists one fan has taken things a stage further instead of impersonating the rider, he impersonates the riding styles of top riders.
Oslo resident Sindre Wiig Nordby has got his impressions of a number of riders, including Alberto Contador, Thomas Voeckler ( a big fave in these parts), Cadel Evans and Mark Cavendish, down to a T – even his compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen gets the treatment.
It’s nice to see a victory celebration from Tyler Farrar, too – something you don’t see often these days – although one commenter on YouTube rather cruelly asked why Nordby hadn’t incorporated a crash into that particular impersonation.
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.