The women’s World Cup ski racing circuit made a stop at the fabled Val d’Isere downhill course in France on Saturday.
While the International Ski Federation’s official website lists Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec as the winner of the downhill event with a blistering time of 1:46.14, an additional highlight of Saturday’s action on the course was made by a mountain biker.
French speed devil Eric Barone — who you might remember holds the world record for the fastest speed on a mountain bike — gladly took the opportunity to test out his biking skills on the hard, frozen downhill course after the ladies were done with it.
The results were pretty hair-raising:
As seen in the video, the 56-year-old known as the “Red Baron,” does a remarkable job keeping his bike under control, even on the extremely icy turns that make up the Val d’Isere downhill.
Towards the end of the course, Barone has to use his leg to stabilize himself. While that sight might be stomach-turning for the average human, for a who has gone faster than 138 miles per hour downhill before, it’s all just another day at the office.