Incident happened during today's first stage in the Alps...

We’ve seen this before on the Tour de France, but it never fails to thrill – a cyclist jumping over the peloton.

It happened during today’s Stage 10, the first in the Alps, from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand, though this time the rider was on a BMX rather than mountain bike.

In 2013, French freeride mountain biker Romain Marandet jumped over a group including eventual winner Chris Froome of Team Sky during the 100th edition of the race.

> Video: French mountain biker jumps over Chris Froome at the Tour de France

And last year at the Tour of Poland, Red Bull-sponsored rider Szymon Godziek did a backflip over the peloton at the Tour de Pologne.

> Video: Rider does amazing backflip over Tour de Pologne peloton

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.