Carlos Rodriguez credits BMX skills with Tour de France stage win

Ineos Grenadiers rider dedicates his victory to his parents

Carlos Rodriguez wins stage 14 of the 2023 Tour de France
(Image credit: Michael Steele / Getty)

On the face of it there aren't many things that BMX and Tour de France racing have in common. Sure they both involve bikes - and the design of the bike has remained remarkably stable over the century it has been around - but the clothes fit differently, the tyres are radically different widths and one involves a mid air acrobatics, while the other avoided them at all costs.

But, as Carols Rodríguez found out on the descent of Col de Joux Plane on stage 14 of this year's Tour de France, there are some transferable skills. 

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