Italian freestyle cyclist and multiple Guinness World Records holder Vittorio Brumotti will feature Dubai in his next YouTube video for which he wants more than 20 million hits.
His ‘100 % Brumotti – Road Bike Freestyle’ video of YouTube has received more than 10 million views so far, and the 35-year-old is confident the Dubai appeal in his new video will double that figure.
On Wednesday, Brumotti climbed 1,200 steps of the iconic seven-starred Burj Al Arab in a time of 50 minutes to show his love and affection to this nation as part of the UAE National Sports Day.
A champion trial biker, Brumotti so far holds ten world records including one in 2012 that saw him climb the iconic Burk Khalifa on a mountain bicycle in a time of 2 hours and 20 minutes.
On Wednesday, the 35-year-old Italian, who is in fact a computer science teacher, used a normal road cycle to climb the 1,200 steps of the Burj Al Arab, and this video will be sent to the Guinness World Records office. After completing the feat, Brumotti went to the UAE National Sports Day headquarters at Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC).
“My mission is to inspire people, especially young kids to take up cycling as a physical activity. The videos that I have been hosting on YouTube are meant to further help me in my mission. The last one had more than 10 million views and I am confident that the next one with plenty of scenes from Dubai in will cross the 20 million target that I am setting,” Brumotti told Gulf News.
“Today’s feat may go into the record books for being the fastest time to climb the Burj Al Arab on a road bike,” he added.
The UAE Sports Day comes following a directive from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai setting aside a specific day to push home the concept of unity through sport.