The seven best cycling videos of the week: Tour route, Tron-style MTB and more

A full seven videos in this week's round-up

It’s time once again for the round-up of our favourite cycling videos from the last week or so. Chief among them this time round is the 3D route for the Tour de France 2016 as supplied by organisers ASO.

Coupled with that there’s a look back at the highlights from the 2015 Tour, plus some Tron-style MTB action a race across New York City and more videos besides.

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As always, if you’ve spotted any great cycling videos that we’ve missed, you can let us know in the comments below.

3D Tour de France 2016 route

This stylised projection shows fans what they’ve been waiting for: the route of the 2016 Tour de France.

We can now see the parcours that Chris Froome will face as he attempts to defend his hard earned title from 2015.

Plenty of climbing, a good number of time trial kilometres and the ceremonial finish in Paris, exciting stuff.

The best of the 2015 Tour de France

For those of us excited by the new Tour route, here’s a look back at the best bits of the 2015 edition of the world’s biggest sporting event.

Darklight trail riding

Put simply: some mountain bikers have stuck colourful lights around the woods and in their spokes. But this video is actually pretty good.

This video has appeared on sister site MBR; it’s well shot, looks great and is well worth watching.

One Pro Cycling secrets of the toolbox

For the latest in our secrets of the toolbox we met up with Keith Hicks, head mechanic at One Pro Cycling.

The man loves his sticky tape.

Car vs bike across NYC

Bike versus car in a busy city. Anyone who commutes by bike in an urban area will know that you can easily overtake loads of cars, but can this guy go faster than a supercar?

Watch some of the route choices taken by the cyclist; perhaps not a technique to try on your own ride to work.

100 climbs now on DVD

After several books and the creation of specific Strava segments, 100 Climbs is now being brought to us in DVD form.

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To make the above video more interesting, it’s worth knowing that the segment featured will be used as this year’s national hill climb championship.

Red Bull backflip

Finally, here’s a bit more mountain biking to end on. Antoine Bizet pulled out a scary looking backflip to qualify second at the Red Bull Rampage, but couldn’t back it up in the later rounds and dropped out of contention.