Five of the best road cycling descent videos

Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara, Vincenzo Nibali and, um, Michael Rasmussen show you how to drop like a stone down a mountain road

Whilst breathtaking downhill mountain bike videos are two a penny, there are actually very few decent films of top road racers descending as the cameras often switch between groups of cyclists on the road - and the TV motorbikes can't keep up with their pace.

Here we've collected together five videos that show some of the top descenders in action, most of whom are plummeting down a mountainside at speeds peaking at 100kmh (62mph) or beyond.

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