Photos of the month

Photos of the month

Photo above: Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race

Dangerous, extreme and also incredibly impressive: Here are the pictures of the month May

BJELASNICA, BOSNIA - ICE BREAKER

American Brian Grubb took his wakeskate (think wakeboard without the bindings), an electric winch and a wetsuit to an icy creek and created a whole new kind of winter sport: snow-wakeskating. His journey along the winding gap, known locally as the Dragon’s Tail, was worthwhile, despite the biting cold. “It’s easier to connect a fluid line in the winter than summer,” says Grubb. “You can transition from water to snow and back again.” 

Watch the video at: redbull.com

Ice Breaker

© Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool

LEOGANG, AUSTRIA - TUNNEL VISION

What’s daunting for most is pretty straightforward for downhill racer Gee Atherton. “Racing is so simple,” says the Brit. “The fastest man always wins.” That’s not to say it’s easy; at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, riders are tested with huge jumps, root-riddled tracks and the occasional uphill tunnel – all tackled at blistering speeds. The series kicked off in Lourdes, France, on April 11 and will visit nine countries in total – including Fort William, Scotland, on June 7 – en route to the finish in Val di Sole, Italy, on August 23. 

Catch all the World Cup action live at: redbull.com/bike

Tunnel Vision

© Sven Martin

PACIFIC OCEAN - GOING OVERBOARD

China’s Dongfeng Race Team battled the elements on the fourth leg – from Sanya to Auckland – of the Volvo Ocean Race. Seven crews will steer high- tech yachts 71,000km around the globe, finishing up in Gothenberg in late June. Even a relatively simple task like checking the leech line, as Kevin Escoffier has just done here, is fraught with risk. Teammate Thomas Rouxel, the man pulling him back in, says, “With this challenge, a team that will stick together is a must.”

volvooceanrace.com

Volvo Ocean Race

© Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race

 

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