Archive for May, 2010
Sanctioned by the UCI, this sport, in the realm of “artistic cycling” involves playing a soccer like game while mounted to a bicycle. The things that your local whippersnappers might call “gnarly tricks” are just an essential move to manuver and push the ball down the court.
I’ve never seen anything quite like it. It makes even fixie polo seem tame. Is this going to take off as the new fad? I think we’d need to cultivate a love of David Hasselhoff and liver sausage first.
Here’s a primer on the sport:
The Giro d’Italia stage 16 finish is the very definition of pain as you ride up a 24% grade dirt road in a cloud of dust at 7440 feet above sea level.
This shot a bunch more photos of the pros suffering like you’ve never seen are available via the Cycling Tips blog.
And I’ve got to agree.
Looks like a rough day for Lance Armstrong as not only was he accused of doping by former teammate Floyd Landis but he got involved in this race ending crash at the Amgen Tour of California.
The irony? Amgen is the producer of Erythropoietin, or EPO. EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that controls red blood cell production and is the very drug that Floyd Landis is accusing Lance Armstrong of having used during his career as a pro cyclist.
First MTB race ended up in a 4th place finish.