Video: Heart in mouth stuff as Vittorio Brumotti takes on the Grand Canyon

Italian trials ace jumps around on a road bike again ... and there's no get-out if it goes wrong...

From Danny MacAskill to Chris Akrigg, we've reported on a lot of videos here on that feature riders pushing themselves - and their bikes - beyond the limits of what should be possible.

But, it's no exaggeration to say that the one who time and time again leaves us with our hearts in our mouths is the Italian former UCI Trials champion - and high school IT teacher - Vittorio Brumotti.

Some videos are done with smoke and mirrors (and risk assessments, and suchlike).

But Brumotti's scare the living daylights out of us.

Not one to try at home. Should your home happen to be on top of the Grand Canyon.

Nor if it's near a bridge in Utah for that matter.

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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