Race Down 999 Steps

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The Red Bull Sky Gate downhill mountain bike race is held on a crazy course in China consisting of a stairway 999 steps long.

Along the way are ramps and obstacles, and racers are challenged to keep their bikes under control along the perilous route.

This video has a couple gnarly crashes, and it seems remarkable that there weren’t more given the crazy course and apparently wet landing area with almost no runout after a massive gap. These guys are good!

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