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Trial bike world champion rides slackline in stunning French Alps.
Belgium’s multiple world trial bike champion Kenny Belaey produced an awe-inspiring slackline stunt back in July 2015 when he rode 120m above ground in the stunning French Alps.
Here is all you need to know:
– Belaey travelled to La Roche Fendue – a rock located in the ParadiSki resort that groups Peisey Vallandry, Les Arcs and La Plagne – to try and make history.
– He rode his trial bike expertly over a 20m long slackline from one rock to another with a perilous 120m drop in La Plagne, after preparing for more than a year, with up to 80 attempts before he finally crossed.
– He said: “The moment my wheel touched the actual slackline for the very first time, the only thing I could think of, was: this is impossible. Every second on that slackline was a nightmare. There were numerous factors which came into play: the wind affecting the position of the drone, the limited time window and change of light, fatigue, the thin air. I especially underestimated that last one: at an altitude of 2700m, the air is so thin, providing less oxygen and making every effort so much more exhausting. I cannot describe how proud I am to finally have succeeded.”