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Germany, Stuttgart
September 10, 2019 at 14:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Viola Brand, European and Vice World Champion in the sport of artistic cycling demonstrated her amazing skills in front of passersby in Stuttgart, on Tuesday.

''Germany is one of the reigning countries in artistic cycling. We have many artistic cyclists in Germany and so yeah, Germany is one of the best countries where the artistic cyclists come from and normally at the World Championship or European Championship, we always win medals,'' Viola explained.

Despite the sport being most popular in Europe, according to Viola there are competitors from all around the world, such as Hong Kong and Japan.

In terms of the skills required, Brand cited stamina, flexibility, strength, discipline and patience as key.

Artistic cycling saw its first official world championships in 1956 and 1970, for males and females respectively and can be competed officially as a single athlete, in pairs, four or six person teams.

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Viola Brand, European and Vice World Champion in the sport of artistic cycling demonstrated her amazing skills in front of passersby in Stuttgart, on Tuesday.

''Germany is one of the reigning countries in artistic cycling. We have many artistic cyclists in Germany and so yeah, Germany is one of the best countries where the artistic cyclists come from and normally at the World Championship or European Championship, we always win medals,'' Viola explained.

Despite the sport being most popular in Europe, according to Viola there are competitors from all around the world, such as Hong Kong and Japan.

In terms of the skills required, Brand cited stamina, flexibility, strength, discipline and patience as key.

Artistic cycling saw its first official world championships in 1956 and 1970, for males and females respectively and can be competed officially as a single athlete, in pairs, four or six person teams.

W/S Viola Brand, Professional Artistic Cyclist performing a trick, Stuttgart

M/S Brand performing a trick

C/U Boy films Brand performing a trick

W/S Brand performing a trick

M/S Brand performing a trick

W/S Brand performing a trick

W/S Brand talking to spectators

SOT, Viola Brand, Professional Artistic Cyclist: ''Yeah, Germany is one of the reigning countries in artistic cycling. We have many artistic cyclists in Germany and so yeah, Germany is one of the best countries where the artistic cyclists come from and normally at the World Championship or European Championship, we always win medals. But in general in Europe, there are more artistic cyclists than, for example, in the USA or in Asia, but we also have some cyclists in, like, Hong Kong or Japan. But Germany is the country where artistic cycling is the most popular.''

W/S Brand talking to spectators *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Viola Brand, Professional Artistic Cycler: ''Yeah, I think that artistic cycling is a combination of a lot of sport disciplines, like for example gymnastics, but of course also cycling. It is also like dancing on the bike, some followers of mine also said it is like ballet on the bike. You also need, or it requires, many different skills like flexibility, but also stamina, strength, of course discipline, also patience because it takes really long to learn a trick like for example to do a handstand on the bike it took me seven years. So, a lot of patience and yeah that is also something that makes it so interesting for me, that it requires so many different skills.''

M/S Brand performing a trick

C/U Brand performing a trick

C/U Bike with wheel spinning

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