Video: Vittorio Brumotti versus Barcelona traffic

Italian trials ace suited and booted for a slightly different commute

Former world trials champion Vittorio Brumotti is one of the best stunt riders around – we’ve regularly featured him here on in videos such as Road Bike Freestyle or the ones he’s ridden in as an unofficial member of the Tinkoff team.

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In his latest, appropriately suited and booted, he takes on the morning rush hour traffic in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona with spectacular results.

In the spot Brumotti seems to be on a hire bike – those of Barcelona’s Bicing scheme are red, as his is – but look more closely and you’ll see it’s a road bike.

The spot was filmed for Seat, maker of the Ateca 4x4 that the cyclist jumped out of to avoid the jam … but which arrives at his destination at the same time he does, no doubt due to all that larking around on rooftops.

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