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Vittorio Brumotti goes for new world record in Dubai today (+ videos)

Italian trials ace will aim on Wednesday to climb most stairs ever on a road bike

Italian trials ace Vittorio Brumotti will today attempt to set a new world record for the most steps climbed on a road bike, at one of the world’s most iconic hotels – the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

The former UCI trials world champion, who has forged a close relationship with the Tinkoff-Saxo team in the past year, has already set one world record in the Gulf state.

That came in 2012, when he rode a mountain bike up the 4,000 steps of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

The 35-year-old, who in his day job teaches computer science, will have to tackle 1,200 steps, the challenge coinciding with the United Arab Emirates National Sports Day.

He told “The UAE is one of my favourite places in the world. I got one of my records here three years back and now I want to do this record of going up the seven-starred Burj Al Arab to give something back to the country I love and appreciate so much.

“I want to do this for the UAE,” he added, “I am all set for this special occasion.”

Brumotti has been sharing videos to his Facebook page of his riding in Dubai ahead of the record attempt.

Last week, he also posted one of him training on a staircase in Liguria plus vertigo-inducing footage showing him tackling a railing high above the Ligurian Sea near Finale Ligure.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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