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Video: Brazilian cyclist balances gas canister AND watermelon on his head

Thought trackstanding with a gas canister was impressive? Have a look at this ...

The video we posted yesterday showing a cyclist in São Paulo, Brazil trackstanding while balancing a gas canister in his head got you talking. Now, another has emerged showing the same man riding not just with a gas canister, but also a watermelon perched on his noggin.

The clip below was spotted by Twitter user Scotbot, who tweeted a link to a version on YouTube. The original was uploaded to the video-sharing site in August 2013 by Gil Cesar Cavalini, who lives São Paulo.

The bike appears to be the same in both videos, although in the one we featured yesterday, posted to Facebook by Aecio Rullian Freire Barros  on 22 December, it now sports a rear luggage rack – not that we imagine that ever gets much use.

Simon has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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