Cracking video (below) from French Prankster Remi Gaillard, this. The infamous joker set up a full size mountain finish on a French Col, complete with fans, film crews, a 2CV support car, motorbike outriders and a man in his underpants, then filmed the reactions of sunday cyclists as they were mobbed by the adoring crowd at the summit. Reactions were, shall we say, mixed. One guy gets right into the spirit of things, telling the interviewer that "the mountain was very steep" while holding the winner's cup and wearing a viking helmet. Another chap is more bemused: "I'm not part of your race", he repeats to the oblivious crowd. Excellent stuff.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.