Every so often we run across some pretty cool events on a bicycle that are fun like Clif’s Cyklescramble, intense like the Redbull Rampage, and completely bonkers like The Bilenky Junkyard Cross. So for something completely different but no less amazing you have to check out “Artistic Cycle” (think about a cross between ballet and acrobatics on a bicycle), and Cycle Ball which is…. well you just have to see the video. What may surprise many about these unique cycling disciplines is that they are both actually a UCI sanctioned sport.
The UCI Indoor Cycling Championships were just hosted in Malaysia consisting of these two events, so do a reverse no hand wheelie backwards past the break and see what you’ve been missing…..
Many may have seen this video floating around the internet of above Artistic Cyclist Nicole Frýbortová doing some amazing moves on a bicycle. Though from Czech Republic, due to confilcts, Nicole represents Slovakia during UCI competitions and placed 3rd in last year’s UCI World Championships.
Cycle ball is a little like hockey in that there is a lot of contact and you have to smack the ball into the goal…. using your bike. We saw an example of what a Cycle Ball bike looked like earlier this year during one of the UCI World Cup events. Though unique, the action on the court is as intense as ever. Check out the last video of the 2011 UCI World Championship final between Switzerland and Austria. How the fans aren’t standing, drinking, and screaming their heads off is beyond me. Maybe if the sport had The Hanson Brothers things would get a little more spicy.