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).


Romain marandet jumps over chris froome at 2013 tour de france

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. 

Biker jumps peloton in 2002 tour de france

Video: 2002 Tour de France extreme jump fail