Kenny Belaey proves why he earned the nickname "The Magician," as he rides his trials bike across a 59-foot slackline, 367 feet above a gorge in La Plagne, France. Belaey, a Belgian mountain bike trials cyclist, is a four-time UCI World Champion in the discipline, which requires riders to pass through an obstacle course without putting their feet on the ground.
The video, from STL Visuals and Red Bull, opens with Belaey training on scree and snow in the alpine valley and a failed attempt at crossing the slackline — which he and the bike were both tethered to — above the gorge. But on his final attempt, after stopping to regain his balance, Belaey's year of training pays off.
"The moment my wheel touched the actual slackline for the very first time, after months of training and preparation and while being so self–confident, the only thing I could think was, 'This is impossible!'" Belaey told Red Bull. "This was without a doubt the hardest challenged I've ever faced."