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Mountain bike freerider takes on abandoned mine

STORY: The Red Bull Rampage, an iconic mountain bike freeride event, takes place on Oct. 21, with Genon, who finished fifth in 2015 and 2018, lining up alongside four-time champion Brandon Semenuk of Canada.

Genon and his friends spent 10 days building the track on one of the huge slag heaps in Liege, Belgium.

The abandoned mining area is where Genon’s great-grandfather once worked.