Chris Froome re-enacts famous Mont Ventoux run (video)

While appearing at L’Étape London by Le Tour de France sportive, Chris Froome showed fans how to run with a bike. Plus read on for more videos of the week

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In July Chris Froome (Team Sky) took his third Tour de France victory, but the stand-out moment of the three week race came not when he was on his bike but rather when he was on foot on Mont Ventoux.

Going down in a crash with Richie Porte (BMC Racing) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo), after the former collided with a race moto, Froome was left with a broken bike.

Worried that his Tour lead was slipping away he took off on foot up the slopes of Mont Ventoux. This weekend, whilst appearing at L’Étape London by Le Tour de France sportive, Froome showed fans how to run with their bikes as he re-enacted the famous moment on a lane in Essex.

This time it looks like the Team Sky leader was wearing trainers rather than cleats, which would make the whole endeavour much easier.

Watch out for the fan trying to get a selfie just at the moment Froome does a runner.

Trek-Segafredo rider shows us how to wheelie

Niccolo Bonifazio is set to leave Trek-Segafredo for the new Bahrain-Merida squad, but before that he's been showing off his skills away from the peloton.

Pretty good tricks on a road bike...

Excellent bike handling

Another cyclist showing good skills was the Novo Nordisk Development rider David Nickels in the Six Gap Criterium.

This on-bike footage shows his skipping over and swerving fallen riders who'd gone down on a corner ahead of him in the final kilometre.

First look at the new Dura-Ace

The new Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 groupset was the victim of leaked photos and many rumours, but now the Japanese brand has finally let us get our hands on its new top-end components.

In this first ride of the pro-peloton's preferred gears, Shimano "attempts to improve on the almost perfect performance of its current groupset" according to tech writer Henry Robertshaw.

Who will be the next rainbow jersey wearers?

The UCI Road World Championships are later than usual this year as they are being held in Qatar, where September temperatures could make for dangerously gruelling racing.

The races, which run from October 9 to 16, will see the next world champions crowned in the individual road races, individual time trials and the team time trials.

Can the 2015 winners defend their titles?

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