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Watch: Mountain biker gaps Tour de France peloton on Montée du plateau des Glières

It's not the the first time a rider gaps the peloton. Other notable instances happened in 2002 and 2013.

As the 2018 Tour de France resumed after the first rest day, the riders were thrown right into the thick of the race with a huge mountain stage. With 4,200 m of climbing the stage featured six categorized climbs including three first category climbs and the hors categorie Montée du plateau des Glières.

On the lower slopes of the HC Montée du plateau des Glières, as Team Sky set tempo behind a sizeable breakaway, a mountain biker jumped over the peloton. While the move didn’t quite match Szymon Godziek backflipping over the Tour de Pologne peloton last year, it was an awesome move to greet the riders.

The move was simple but the stuntman cleared the peloton and landed clean. It’s certainly not the first time a mountain biker gaps the peloton in the mountains.

2002 – Dave Watson’s gap jump on the Col du Galibier

2013 – Romain Marandet’s Encho Rage Road Gap