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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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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