VIDEO: Watch backflip over the Tour of Poland peloton on a road bike
Szymon Godziek back flipped over the Pro Peloton on the final stage of the Tour de Pologne
Only a few even noticing there was someone above their heads.
Preparation for the stunt was coordinated with the race organizers and RedBull say that the stunt is a world first as previous stunts were on mountain bikes.
Godziek and his team had built a ramp in preparation for attempt, and a kicker to get airborne. Performing the trick it’s challenges:
“The difference between my dirt bike and a road bike is huge. The tires are thin, the handlebars are much narrower, the frame geometry is totally different and, of course, the weight – a road bike is much lighter and acts differently in mid-air,” Godziek explained after successfully landing the backflip.
“For me, the biggest challenge was to get familiar with the specifics of riding on that kind of bike. I had practised the jump itself numerous times, so it wasn’t difficult for me, and I felt great on the road bike,” he explained.
The fact that he performed the stunt make it standout. Dave Watson and Romain Marandet have both jumped over the peloton of the Tour de France but on mountain bikes.
“The fact that I was the first one in the world to perform a jump like that means a lot to me. I’m glad that it happened in Poland at the final stage of the Tour de Pologne,” Godziek said.