When it comes to practicing for events like Rampage or the FEST Series, Vincent Tupin has a bit of an edge. France’s Châtel Bike Park is often seen as one of the best bike parks in the Alps, rivaling Whistler in quality, and it happens to be his backyard. He arguably knows the transfers, gaps, and French lines better than anyone else, so watching him blow up every berm in sight and otherwise shred the living daylights out of the bike park is always a delight. Note the backflip to one-foot landing early on.
This year’s Tour de France certainly looked a little bit different, with less crowds on the sidelines, riders wearing masks when off the bike, and all manner of other COVID-19 protocols in place. One thing, thankfully, still remained the same: we had another mountain biker launch a massive road gap jump over the peloton. This year’s honors went to Dan Leclercq for sending a 60-footer over the racers – un très gros saut! RELATED: Video - Floating Iceberg Flips With Ice Climbers on
Riding 20 miles in one hour on your bike is already quite impressive, so now try doing it only on your back wheel. That’s exactly what Swiss ride Manuel Scheidegger did, wheeling 31 kilometers in under an hour, setting a new world record along the way. Scheidegger also held the record previously. Scheidegger completed the record on a 400-meter running track, riding 77 laps on his rear wheel. In order for the record to count, he would have to start over if his front wheel touched the ground.
Fact: Rock rolls are gnarly. They’re even gnarlier when you’re talking about the ones hidden away in the woods of coastal British Columbia, where Remy Metailler’s is one a god-given quest to find the craziest possible thing to ride. We love watching the wild Frenchie tackle insanely steep and consequential lines on his mountain bike, but his latest video truly pushed the limit of his riding. Metailler is a very calculated rider, making crazy sh** look easy because he truly knows what he’s