Meet Nico Deportago-Cabrera. He's said to be one of the fastest bike messengers in the world today.
After losing his driver's license at age 21, Deportago-Cabrera discovered cycling. Eventually, he was so hooked that he changed his career path and became a bike messenger in Chicago.
Because he bikes across the city day in and day out, Deportago-Cabrera knows Chicago like the back of his hand and says he thinks of it as a "living, breathing organism."
"All these streets are like veins and arteries. You start to notice the rhythm and the timing of the city – the order in which the lights change and how long you can ride a set of greens before before you're going to hit a red light."
To test Deportago-Cabrera's knowledge of the streets, Red Bull asked him to take on a local cabbie in a head-to-head race across the city.
Watch below to see who wins — man, or machine.
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