Markus ‘Max’ Stöckl is an Austrian racing cyclist from Oberndorf in Tirol, famous for setting a number of World speed records. In 2017, he set a new world record on gravel in the Atacama region of Chile with a speed of 167.6 km/h.

His home town of Oberndorf is near Kitzbühel, where a round of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup round is held annually. The famous Streif run there drops 860 metres over a distance of 3.3 kilometres which is taken on by experienced skiers only.

The Austrian decided to try and become the first cyclist to complete a run of the famous Streif on two wheels.

He took on the challenge two days before the 78th running of the iconic Hahnenkamm and Stöckl achieved his aim, clocking a time of 3m 06s and a top speed of 103kph in the process.

He only made minor modifications to his bike, involving using some different screws and putting on a custom-made mudguard.


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