If you thought Flatland BMX required skill: Cycleball

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:

Footage of the Amgen Tour Of California Crash

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.