Video: Stunt rider jumps Chris Froome at Tour de France

Romain Marandet’s half second of limelight on Annecy-Semnoz climb

Mountain bikes and the Tour de France rarely mix, but on the final climb to Annecy-Semnoz on Saturday, they were spotted in the same frame as  local downhill rider Romain Marandet set up a dirt jump and launched himself over Chris Froome (Team Sky), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).

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Video: Romain Marandet jumps Tour de France leaders

In 2002, a similar stunt was pulled near the top of the Galibier (below). But while Marandet landed his effort, that guy did not. Ouch. 

Video: 2002 Tour de France extreme jump fail

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