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Watch: Adolf Silva lands 15-m double backflip, then things go wrong

The Spanish rider goes big at Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2017

At the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2017, Adolf Silva of Spain went for a 15-m double backflip on a downhill bike. He took flight through the event’s Haider Alm, Italy course. Everything mid-air was more or less perfect—even the landing, with the exception of a tiny mistake. That mistake, though, was enough to throw off Silva’s control, ultimately upsetting his balance enough to force him to bail.

The Spanish rider, fortunately, suffered no injuries.

Adolf Silva
Adolf Silva