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The Sound of Speed | Remi Thirion

World Cup ripper Remi Thirion is one of the fastest racers on the downhill circuit, where his all-out wild riding style brings him rewards more often than not. The French rider isn't averse to a bit of adventure, so for our latest Sound of Speed episode, we took him to Whistler for his first-ever visit to the Canadian mountain biking mecca.

Remi chose to take on an alpine trail on the mighty Rainbow Mountain that overlooks much of Whistler. Only accessible via a helicopter drop, this trail starts off loose and rocky and winds its way through an open meadow before switching into tall tree-lined woods, where the terrain pitches down into steep, rough chutes full of exposed roots and loamy dirt. None of this is a problem for Remi, though, and the Commencal rider just floats from rocks to roots with flowing rhythm and effortless style. Only the odd burst of sparks gives you a clue as to how hard he's trying!

Credit: Red Bull
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