Mountain Biking

Mountain Bikers Jumping Over The Tour De France | The History of Peloton Hucking

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.

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

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