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Video: BMX rider jumps over Tour de France peloton

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

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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