From jaw-dropping jumps to heart-stopping animal attacks, some bike videos make us click replay again and again.
Take the first video on our list, which happened during the 2019 Tour de France. During Stage 10, French mountain biker Valentin Anouilh became the fourth person to document their road gap jump over the peloton. Anouihl, along with crew members like cameraman Fabian Monchâtre, spent three weeks building the ramp, while Anouihl practiced the jump just a week out. They built the ramp 25-feet high to ensure enough clearance while passing over the riders, which worked out to 11-feet.
“The racers were smiling,” Anouihl told Bicycling about those in the peloton. “We could hear them say ‘Nice one!’ at the back of the peloton.”
They’ve received a ton of positive feedback from others, too. Their video racked up more than 3 million views on YouTube.
“The goal was not to go viral, but to have fun,” he said. “We didn’t imagine the extent it would reach!"
Check out Anouihl’s crazy footage on the jump, along with 30 other insane cycling videos.