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Video: Is this the hardest road bike climb ever?

Vittorio Brumotti hops up the side of government buildings at the Tour de San Luis

Is this the hardest climb ever done on a road bike?

Italian trials ace Vittorio Brumotti is at the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, and first rode then hopped up the steep side of the tallest of the three blocks that make up the local government's Terrazas del Portezuelo complex.

His exploit was captured on video and posted to the race's YouTube page.

To give you an idea of just how steep that is, we think it's the building on the left in this picture.

Terrazas del Portezuelo (licensed CC BY-SA 3.0 on Wikimedia by Laureanoendeiza).jpg

Terrazas del Portezuelo (licensed CC BY-SA 3.0 on Wikimedia by Laureanoendeiza)

Tinkoff, which sponsors Brumotti - hence the kit - posted another video yesterday of his escapades in Argentina.

Vittorio Brumotti goes crazy in San Luis

Our squad, led by Peter Sagan and Rafał Majka, isn't the only one training ahead of Monday's start of Tour de San Luis. Abbombazza 100% Brumotti joined the riders in San Luis, for what turned out to be, undoubtedly, a less conventional training ride!

Posted by Tinkoff on Sunday, 17 January 2016

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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griggers | 49 posts | 7 years ago
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he was so far over the back wheel I think he had an extra rim brake!

700c | 1254 posts | 7 years ago

Quite. the rim brake hasn't had it's day just yet! ...and look he can modulate and everything!   

birzzles | 143 posts | 7 years ago

clearly it is the building going down to the water as you can see from the first picture for the story.  Still a vote for rim brakes.

Gkam84 | 9471 posts | 7 years ago

I think it is the one closest to the camera in that picture, not the one on the left, because right at the end of the video as he comes down onto the flat section, you can see the water. The one in that picture is the only one that decends into water.

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