The seemingly annual tradition was a success again this year. Let’s look at where it all started So this year’s huck over the peloton of the Tour de France has been done. Almost every year someone dons a helmet, full-suss bike, swigs a Red Bull and then sends it over the peloton in order to gain some of the biggest bragging rights in the mountain bike world – and of course, stick a middle finger up to all those lycra clad, skinny wheeled MAMILS, reminding them which discipline is still (quite literally) on top. Okay, maybe that was a bit of an over exaggeration, but you get the picture. It’s pretty damn sweet to watch these guys send it over ‘Le Tour’ and bring a little fun to an event that’s usually only ever made exciting when Sagan pulls a no-handed wheelie or a cheeky spectator gets a thorough spanking. Certainement LA vidéo de cette année #TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/n91Ye1Pis0 — Tricotte (@Tricotte69) July 14, 2019 Anyway, here’s a brief history of the best Tour de France sends of all time, first championed by the legend that is Dave Watson. This is all my 30 minutes of post-lunch research allowed for anyway – let me know if I’ve missed any out and I’ll add them on (with video evidence, of course). Canadian Dave Watson Set The Bar High At Col de Galibier, 2003 A Perfectly Executed Huck From Romain Marandet At Le Semnoz, 2013 Was This Filmed On A potato? Montée du Plateau des Glières, 2018 Huge Gap This year By Newest Member to The Club Valentin Anouilh. Saint Flour, 2019 You May Also Like Mountain Biking In Utah | Watch Reece Wallace Riding Big Lines In ‘Flight Path’ Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The post Mountain Bikers Jumping Over The Tour De France | The History of Peloton Hucking appeared first on Mpora.
There’s plenty of fantastic content in this month’s MBUK, from a look at the Fort William World Cup through the eyes of a pro and a privateer, and how to jump and corner like Brendan Fairclough, to riding some of the UK’s most fun trails just a stone’s throw from London. Plus, there’s guide to all of the best trail centres in the UK, a Mint Sauce cartoon supplement and two exclusive stem top caps to collect. Four £1,000 hardtails are put the test to see which rules the trails, and legs are thrown over three US machines from Trek, Intense and Juliana in the issue’s first ride reviews. You’ll also find Rachael Atherton as this issue’s pro columnist and an introduction to Remy Morton, a young Aussie pinner to watch out for, as well as much, much more. Pro vs privateer MBUK gets up close and personal with Reece Wilson of Trek Factory Racing and privateer Taylor Vernon as they tackle the 2019 Fort William World Cup. It’s one of the wildest and most demanding races of the downhill season, but how different is the race for a pro and a privateer? Reece Wilson waves to the crowd at the legendary Fort William World Cup. Steve Behr Pro tips World Cup star Brendan Fairclough drops his pro tips on how to take your cornering and jumping up a level, plus there’s advice on how to not just survive but thrive when riding in the Alps as the summer season kicks off. Brendan Fairclough knows how to handle a bike and gives you his tops tips on how to improve your cornering and jumping. Duncan Philpott The Downtime Podcast Find out about Chris Hall, the man behind the Downtime Podcast, as the team chat with him about how it all started, his favourite guest and some of his highlights. You can also listen to MBUK‘s very own edition, so make sure you check it out. Testing Bikes – Rob Weaver & Seb Stott from the MBUK Test Team We join Chris Hall — the man behind the mic — for a spin and a catch up about his podcast series the Downtime Podcast. Steve Behr The Surrey Hills The Surrey Hills is an area packed full of awesome trails, and MBUK brings you its top recommendations for a brilliant weekend of riding there, with maps and all the info you need to have a great time. The Surry Hill might not be mountains, but they sure offer huge fun. Russell Burton 1k warriors In this month’s bike test, four £1,000 hardtails from Giant, Cannondale, GT and Saracen are put through their paces to see where each bike shines and falters, and to discover which bike is best suited to the style of riding you prefer. Find out bike you get for £1000, and which might best suit your style of riding. Steve Behr What else? That’s not all, you can read all about the team’s attempts at enduro racing, trying to ride three of Wales’s best trail centres in a day and a trail tyres group test, with recommendations on what’s the best high volume, sticky rubber currently out there. You’ll also find nine reasons to ride Finale Ligure and there are updates on the team’s long-term bikes, plus a whole heap more besides. So grab a copy to catch up with it all. Staff writer Luke tried his hand at enduro racing at the Transcend Fest, read about his exploits and plenty more in the mag. Brodie Hood Special bumper issue This issue is a special bumper edition and brings you a comprehensive trail centre guide of 88 locations to ride throughout the UK. There’s also a Mint Sauce supplement that chronicles Jo Burt’s history of mountain biking’s most famous sheep, and two exclusive stem top caps to collect. Our special bumper issue brings you these fantastic goodies. MBUK
Bored of watching 160 men cycle around France together? This might liven things up a little Just like the tabloids claiming it’s going to be ‘The Coldest Winter On Record’ or another Trump accuser coming out the woodwork, a mountain biker jumping over the Tour de France peloton seems like a guaranteed yearly occurrence. Canadian Dave Watson was first to make the jump, back in 2002 after he hoofed himself off a rocky takeoff, over the peloton and onto a pretty sketchy landing as the EPO fuelled cyclists wound their way up the Col du Galibier. This year’s jump looks to be a much less gnarly environment (but still bloody impressive) than that of Dave’s first jump, with a proper takeoff ramp and much less sketchy landing. Valentin Anouilh and his mates came prepared, too, with ample cameramen on hand in order to capture every possible angle of this pretty sweet feat. Give it a watch. You May Also Like Mountain Biking In Utah | Watch Reece Wallace Riding Big Lines In ‘Flight Path’ Danny Daycare | Watch Danny MacAskill’s Hilarious Attempt At Child Care The post Watch Mountain Biker Valentin Anouilh Jump Over The Tour De France 2019 Peloton appeared first on Mpora.
If you race the Tour de France, chances are there is someone who wants to jump over you with a mountain bike. This year it was Valentin Anouil’s turn to follow in the footsteps of Dave Watson with a road gap of around 8 meters high and 15 meters long. ROAD GAP TOUR DE FRANCE 2019 My road gap of Tour de France 2019! Orange Bikes Hope Technology Ltd P2V Team Gepostet von Valentin Anouilh am Montag, 15. Juli 2019 The original, in 2002: