French athlete climbs 33-storey tower on his bike

It took Aurelien Fontenoy, a 31 year-old trial biking athlete, 30 minutes to work his way up the 33 floors and a total of 768 steps without once putting his foot on the ground.

The feat took place in the Trinity tower in La Defense quarter outside the French capital, a brand new tower which opened in 2019 and still filling its office spaces.

He had to go up service stairs inside the tower up to the roof in an endurance exercise where trial biking events usually last only a few minutes.

Fontenoy carried out the challenge for a charity which cares for children with serious illnesses.

Video Transcript

- It's currently very complicated to have events like this. So the aim was to give a positive message of surpassing one's self. That we can still help, smile, and that sports can carry on taking place.