The Magician

Kenny Belaey

If I'm not stressing out about winning or losing, my riding is twice as good

Kenny Belaey performs during the Red Bull Bike Tour in Muscat, Oman on March 13th 2014
© Geoff Odell / Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Kenny Belaey. My discipline is Trialbiking. My friends call me The Magician . I was born on 26 January 1983 in Belgium. My special talent is keeping cool and focused on the win. My philosophy of life is aim to win. The most important person in my life is my family and my girlfriend. My favourite food is Italian. My favourite music is rock and metal.

Bio

Give Kenny a trial bike and he will deliver: since his first junior outing in 1992, at the age of nine, ‘the Magician’ has produced an awesome list of achievements: two Cadet World Championships, two Junior World Championships, a Junior European Championship, four Elite World Championships, an incredible six Elite World Cups, and three Elite European Championship titles.

Kenny counts Travis Pastrana and Stefan Everts as influences on his career, and when not competing, he still likes the thrill of two wheels, taking off cross-country on the mountain bike and riding his Moto X trailbike.

But more than anyone, Kenny is pushing to help to develop his sport by reaching a more mainstream audience. Early in 2009, Kenny set off on a five-week global trek, crossing from Spain to England, Cleveland, California and Hawaii in the US. His encounters with biking legends, places and influential athletes within the sport were aired on the Extreme Sports Channel.

In 2011, Kenny was again featured on the Extreme Sports Channel with his own Kenny Belaey's Bigtime Trials Adventure, showcasing his adventures whilst on a road trip through South Africa. He also featured in a global adidas commercial alongside sports legends Messi and Beckham. But despite his small screen success, his focus remains on the tracks and trails, as he continues to compete with the elite at the likes of the UCI Trials World Championships. 

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: UEC European Trials Championships - 26”

      Walbrzych, Poland

  2. 2013
    1. 3rd Place: UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championship

      Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  3. 2012
    1. 2nd Place: UCI Trials World Cup #3

      Antwerp, Belgium

    2. 2nd Place: UCI Trials World Cup #1

      Aalter, Belgium

  4. 2011
    1. World Record: Most 180° turns in 1 minute by trial bike

      Oudenaarde, Belgium

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championship

      Mont-Sainte Anne, Canada

  6. 2009
    1. 2nd Place: UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championship

      Canberra, Australia

  7. 2008
    1. 1st Place: UCI Trials World Cup

      Barcelona, Spain