Blog: Bike tossers

Passionate pedallers or pompous prima donnas?

Saunier-Duval bike tosser Riccardo Ricco in Italy this year.

The sight of Scottish pro David Millar pitching his custom carbon Felt F1 over the barriers during the finishing straight of Wednesday’s Giro stage 5 brought back fond memories of a pent-up Bjarne Riis in the final time trial of the 1997 Tour, but is this a healthy trend we’ve seen?


Millar’s former Saunier-Duval teammate Riccardo Ricco pitched his custom carbon Scott Addict toward the finish line after crashing metres from the end of stage 2 of this year’s Tirreno – Adriatico. No one’s certain if Ricco or his bike were given the fifth-place finish.