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Outlandish Brazil World Cup bike ready in Germany

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 01:17

Apr. 22 - Eccentric German designer Didi Senft shows off his specially crafted World Cup 2014 bike, complete with a Christ the Redeemer statue, à la Rio de Janeiro. Elly Park reports.

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You might recognize him from previous international sporting events. Didi Senft, the eccentric German designer famous for his outrageous inventions is back with his latest two-wheeled creation dedicated to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. It's four meters, or 13 feet in both length and height and sports 73 soccer balls. The final touch is his version of Rio's 'Christ the Redeemer' statue. Although this bike will never make it to the soccer tournament in Brazil it will be seen in public viewing spaces in Germany. And he already has a favorite to win. SOUNDBITE: Bicycle Designer Didi Senft [About His Favorite For The World Cup] saying (German) "Germany of course. There is much public viewing now with special permission for us to cheer after midnight. And I certainly will be the biggest cheerer! Senft has cheered on his team since the 1994 World Cup in the U.S. when he created the biggest soccer bicycle in the world, ratified by the Guinness Book of World Records. It's now on display with a host of his other creations at his workshop.

Outlandish Brazil World Cup bike ready in Germany

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 01:17

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